I'm very excited to announce a new novella by Cashiers du Cinemart 16 contributor Karen Lillis, WATCH THE DOORS AS THEY CLOSE, which has just been released on the Spuyten Duyvil Novella Series. The story is set in both Brooklyn and Appalachian Pennsylvania, as it looks back on a troubled relationship that has just ended. In the tradition of Annie Ernaux's Simple Passion or Jean Rhys' city novels, the narrative traces the dynamics and subtle shifts in the affair, all while painting vivid scenes of New York Bohemia and American rural poverty at the turn of the Millennium.
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What Readers Are Saying About WATCH THE DOORS AS THEY CLOSE:
"What I love most about Karen Lillis? writing is it makes me want to be a writer. We need more writers excited about the world than people who neuter it."
Scott McClanahan, author of Stories and Hill William
"Aren't you tired of 'literary fiction'? When a writer assumes she knows you already, that you two are just alike, the same kind of clever, the same kind of ironic, but in her case maybe a little more so? This book cuts right through all that. It's naked. Naked as a knife."
Mike DeCapite, author of Creamsicle Blue
"This brave new work tracks a thoroughly modern relationship, told as reflective, moody missives to the reader in the days after the doors have closed on love. The intimate feel of the read explodes and exploits the failure of the central relationship. Lillis is a master of the hauntingly-focused close-up."
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