Beside Myself by Ashley Farmer

ISBN: 978-0-9980701-5-5
124 pages
Release Date: September 30, 2016
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  • Excerpt at The Collagist
  • Excerpt at DIAGRAM 
  • Excerpt at Juked
  • Excerpts at Ampersand Review 
  • Review by Richard Thomas at Buzzfeed 
  • Review by Andrew Tonkavich at OC Weekly
  • Review by Heather Scott Partington at The Rumpus
  • Review by Sadye Teiser at the Masters Review
  • Review by Benjamin Rybeck at Electric Literature
  • Review by Conley Wouters at Queen Mob’s Teahouse
  • Review by James R. Gapinski at Heavy Feather Review
  • Review by Carolyn DeCarlo at The Lit Pub
  • Recommendation by Liberty Hardy on Book Riot’s “A Great Big Guide to 2014’s Must-Read Books”
  • Recommendation by Sadye Teiser at the Masters Review’s “Best Books of 2014”
  • Interview by Andrew Tonkavich at Bibliocracy Radio

A girl drinks river water that gives her good advice but a bad reputation. A young woman’s job at a make-up counter ends in disaster. Car accidents and cornfields cause siblings to disappear while, up above, airplane banners advertise hair care products. Welcome to Beside Myself, Ashley Farmer’s debut collection of short stories. These brief, lucid dreams illuminate the moment the familiar becomes strange and that split second before everything changes forever.