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Pretend We Live Here

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Pretend We Live Here by Genevieve Hudson
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In her debut collection of stories, Pretend We Live Here, Genevieve Hudson explores the idea of home and what it means to find one: in the body, in the world, in other people. Her characters are seekers, whose actions are influenced by their slippery identities and by the strange landscapes that surround them. In "Boy Box," a young woman yearns to test her luck with a wild punk girl crush. In "God Hospital," a character journeys deep into the woods of Alabama in search of an infamous religious healer, hoping he can fix her teeth. In "Adorno," someone in need of forgiveness crosses paths with a band of radical vegan activists and gets subsumed into their world. In "Dance!," a recluse writes a breakthrough song for her pink dolphin, but the song's success only drives her further away from society. Set in Amsterdam, the Pacific Northwest, and the Deep South, these stories hum with sexual tension, queerness, displacement, longing, humor, and dark nostalgia. "A terrific collection of stories. There are echoes here of Flannery O'Connor, Barry Hannah, and Denis Johnson, but Genevieve Hudson is her own writer--impressively and gloriously so. Her eye for the clinching detail is unnerving and her sympathies are fascinatingly conflicted. I hope, and suspect, this book will be the start of a long and inspiring career." -Tom Bissell, author of The Disaster Artist and Magic Hours "In Pretend We Live Here, characters bleed and breathe with a caustic energy that dares the reader to keep pace as they are taken from the Deep South to Western Europe and back again. Genevieve Hudson is a new, coming-of-age voice that spotlights rural America, injecting it with a queer freshness that makes her writing impossible to forget." -Jing-Jing Lee, author of How We Disappeared Genevieve Hudson is also the author of A Little in Love with Everyone (Fiction Advocate, 2018), a book on Alison Bechdel's Fun Home. Her writing has been published in Catapult, Hobart, Tin House online, Joyland, Vol.1 Brooklyn, Split Lip, The Collagist, No Tokens, Bitch, The Rumpus, and other places. Her work has been supported by the Fulbright Program and artist residencies at the Dickinson House, Caldera Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Portland State University, where she occasionally teaches Fiction Writing and Gender Studies courses. She lives in Amsterdam.

Author Biography

Genevieve Hudson is a writer living in Amsterdam. Her work can be found in Catapult, Tin House online, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Joyland, No Tokens, The Rumpus, Bitch, and other places. Her writing has been supported by the Fulbright Program, Caldera Arts, and the Dickinson House.
Release date Australia
July 24th, 2018
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Future Tense Books
Pages
148
ISBN-13
9781892061829
Product ID
28247855

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