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Girl Country: And Other Stories

Girl Country: And Other Stories

Current price: $17.80
Publication Date: May 16th, 2023
Dzanc Books
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Winner of the Dzanc Short Story Collection Prize

A near-future farmer battling environmental crises takes in
a mysterious girl he finds on the roadside. A bus driver navigates through
treacherous weather and memories of her tragic past as she races to save
children from the end of the world. A woman keeps giving birth to children from
different time periods. And a woman struggles with her young daughter mysteriously
transforming into something wild and unruly, confronting themes of motherhood
and family.

In Girl Country, stories range from
medieval Belgium to the near-future of the American Midwest, populated by
mothers and monsters, mermaids and milkmaids, nuns and bus drivers--women in
every walk of life, but particularly working-class women, navigating the
intersection of the mundane and the magical. Perfect for fans of Orange World
and Animal Wife, these are stories about women with teeth--wild and