Belly Up
Belly Up
Rita Bullwinkel

BELLY UP is a story collection that contains ghosts, mediums, a lover obsessed with the sound of harps tuning, teenage girls who believe they are actually plants, gulag prisoners who outsmart a terrible warden, and carnivorous churches. Throughout these grotesque and tender stories, characters question the bodies they've been given and what their bodies require to be sustained.

"These stunning stories take place in the spaces between ordinary objects and events. They are mysterious, strange, and fearlessly funny in their expression of human isolation, and they contain the existential surprises of great literature. BELLY UP is a powerful debut by an unusually gifted writer."—Lorrie Moore

"At the intersection of the surreal and the real, Rita Bullwinkel has carved out a unique space in which the mundane and the strange cohabitate and sometimes frolic. The sharp, precise writing and careful observations of the human condition in her excellent first collection BELLY UP signal the debut of a major new talent."—Jeff VanderMeer

"Bullwinkel's delightful, passionate stories of disturbance and worried words have the best kind of frenetic energy."—Deb Olin Unferth

Title Belly Up
Subtitle Stories
Author Rita Bullwinkel
Publisher Story Line Press
Title First Published 08 May 2018
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 192 p.
ISBN-10 0998518433
ISBN-13 9780998518435
Publication Date 08 May 2018
Main content page count 192
Weight 16 oz.

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