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Rabbit in the Moon

The Mexico Stories

179 pages
Schaffner Press Inc

Set in an unnamed city in Mexico, the nineteen stories in Karen Brennan’s deeply moving collection Rabbit in the Moon paint a kaleidoscopic portrait of a particular place and its inhabitants. Using prose that is both lyrical and effortlessly naturalistic, and told from multiple points of view to reflect the wide class, racial, and cultural diversity of the city, Brennan combines profound empathy with sensual details to breathe life into the variety of characters populating her stories; whether they are expats or artists, street hustlers or faded beauty queens, revolutionaries or tourists, all are imbued with a rich humanity. At times funny, at times heartbreaking, and always riveting, the stories in Rabbit in the Moon will resonate long after reading.

Author Bio
Karen Brennan is the author of eight books, most recently, Television, a Memoir, a hybrid collection of micro-prose and flash pieces (Four Way Books, 2022). Among her other titles are the poetry collection, The Real Enough World (Wesleyan University Press), the AWP award-winning story collection, Wild Desire (University of Massachusetts Press), and the memoir, Being with Rachel (W.W. Norton). Her work has appeared in anthologies from Penguin, Norton, Greywolf, University of Michigan Press, Georgia Press, and Spuyten Duyvil, among others. A recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts fellowship and an AWP Award, she is Professor Emerita of English and Creative Writing from The University of Utah and teaches in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.