Worm Fiddling Nocturne in the Key of a Broken Heart
stories by Kimberly Lojewski
A RUMPUS BOOK CLUB SELECTION (AUGUST 2018)
Release date: September 18, 2018
Paper // 200 pgs // $16
Distribution: Itasca Books
Or available from your preferred wholesaler.
“Channeled through the swampy terrain of fairy tale and folklore, these stories of misfits and runaways will open and break your heart by their searing and unsentimental honesty.” –JAMES BROCK, author of Nearly Florida
In this wildly imaginative debut collection, whimsical fairy tales of princesses and farm girls turn dark, and dark tales of mistreated sideshow freaks turn whimsical. An itinerant marionette falls prey to a lusty mesmerist. An alcoholic camp counselor is haunted by her dead best friend. A juvenile delinquent languishes in a boot camp run by authoritarian grandmas. Be they human monsters or reluctant moth-girls, the outcasts that populate these eleven compelling stories all long for escape, community, acceptance, and self-discovery.