Black Cloud by Juliet Escoria

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"Reading the stories in Black Cloud is like getting punched in the throat; Juliet Escoria leaves you speechless. Her honesty teaches us that beauty can be found in violence, truth in pain, and life where we’ve always been afraid to look.”
—Benjamin Samuel, co-editor of Electric Literature

“Juliet Escoria is like a gutter-punk Grace Paley.”
—Adam Wilson, author of Flatscreen

“This book is like Julia Child meets Michael Jackson.”
—Mira Gonzalez, author of I will never be beautiful enough to make us beautiful together

Black Cloud is one of the best things I’ve ever read… I want more literature to be like this: brutal, honest, dark, and incredibly real.”
—Beach Sloth

"Juliet Escoria will murder the crap out of you, if you let her.”
—D. Foy, author of Made to Break

"I met Juliet Escoria outside a bar in New York. I was selling drawings before a reading. She asked how much for a drawing. I said anything, then she basically started challenging that, saying shit like ‘Really? So if I pay [x amount] that’s okay?’ She was looking at me without blinking the whole time. Pretty sure she called me a pussy as well, which is all really funny because I’d crack this little lady in half and throw her in the fucking garbage and think nothing of it. She paid me eight dollars for a drawing."
—Sam Pink, author of Witch Piss

“Juliet Escoria generally makes me feel uncomfortable all the time. She is a dreadful, mean, creepy bitch. When I’m around her, I am constantly seeking escape.”
—Kendra Grant Malone, author of Everything Is Quiet

“Juliet Escoria wants us to believe she is ‘white trash’ and a ‘wigger’ and an “Eminem fan’ but she once spelled Hailie’s name Hailey in an email to me so it’s pretty fucking clear she’s a poser.”
—Elizabeth Ellen, author of Fast Machine

ADDITIONAL PRAISE:

San Diego CityBeat, Electric LiteratureImpose Magazine, The Atticus ReviewEdge-Lit, The Quietus, BlackBook, Ploughshares, What Weekly, Beach Sloth, That Lit Site, Hobart, The Fanzine, Other People, Banango Lit, Montevidayo, Bullett

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