|“Juliet Escoria is like a gutter-punk Grace Paley.”
—Adam Wilson, author of Flatscreen
Release Date: April 23, 2014
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Escoria has a poet’s knack for knowing when to tie off a paragraph for thunderous effect and displays enormous empathy for the damaged souls that populate her stories..
This is an edgy, intimate book that lends itself easily to questions of autobiography.
[Escoria’s] stories are confessional, sometimes aggressively, and she writes about human ugliness with bluntness and even a little verve, like maybe she gets a kick out of things being fucked up.
Like Gaitskill, Escoria can write about parties and drug taking and twisted relationships without it ever seeming clichéd, or done for shock value.
Black Cloud, is quick, smart, and darkly entertaining.
JULIET ESCORIA is a writer from Southern California. Her work has appeared in places like Electric Literature, Dazed, Hobart, Thought Catalog, and Everyday Genius. She received an MFA in fiction from Brooklyn College, and a BA in creative writing from the University of California in Riverside.