Pretty Piece of Flesh
Have you ever been treated like a pretty piece of flesh? Have you ever looked at someone and thought (same)?
In this coming-of-age collection, young people navigate the damage and healing potential of intimacy. Iris is a naive teenager who experiences her first love and most altering loss in a ballroom dance studio. A band groupie has more to offer a rising star drummer than just her body, and in “Foie Gras,” a runner-up for The Jeffrey E. Smith Missouri Review Editor’s Prize, newly married Stella, obsessed with cooking the perfect foie gras, is grappling with more than one trauma in her relationship.
Lyrical and emotionally bare with a slightly magical bent, Pretty Piece of Flesh invites us to consider what tiny cracks and cruelties can do, and how ordinary those moments often look.