The Art of Contraception (Bright Young Things)

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Featuring 10 short stories and a novella, this literary debut is a quirky mix of fantasy and reality that is told with inimitable flair. In the story Pica,” the deranged cravings of a pregnant woman lead to the accidental poisoning of her coworker, while in Aquatic Life,” a man named Rob spends holidays in his bathroom and dreams about his underage love interest. Finally, the poignant and subtle novella Arrivals unfolds slowly, revealing a mother and daughter in opposite corners of the planet as both experience their own personal revelations.

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Susie Wild has written for Clash Magazine, Guardian, Mslexia, New Welsh Review, and www.thesite.org. Her debut short film, featuring her poem “Dim Smoking, Girls,” won the Co-op Award for New Directors at the Beyond TV Festival in 2007.

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“A talent for razor-sharp, satirical observation.”  —Nigel Jenkins, Welsh poet

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