My Life as a Mermaid by Jen Grow
This stunning collection introduces an important new voice in American fiction. The characters–among them a suburban wife, an alcoholic mother, two homeless men, and an injured veteran–grapple with being voiceless and feeling trapped.
The fiction editor of Little Patuxent Review, Jen Grow‘s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in the Writer’s Chronicle, Other Voices,Sun Magazine, Indiana Review, and many others, including the anthology City Sages: Baltimore. She’s received two Individual Artist Awards from Maryland State Arts.