Samantha Prust’s masterful debut collection “Romance and Other Stories” available from ebook distributor TheWriteDeal
Two young women decide to become prostitutes. A wife can no longer hide a secret from her husband. A daughter confronts her father’s manic depression. A pregnant teenager struggles to leave her reservation. An aspiring romance novelist meets a handsome stranger. In Samantha Prust’s ballsy, finely-crafted collection, characters often feel as if they have “dropped out of the clear blue sky and onto the flat prairie.” The worlds Prust creates in Romance and Other Stories are, like the northern hinterlands in which they are set, deceptively empty. Here, vulnerable young women on the edge of maturity walk a razor’s edge. We walk with them, drawn in by Prust’s sensuous and simple language, and by a mysterious, unresolved tension usually the purview of dreams.
“Intriguing” and “a fine time, indeed” the San Franscisco Book Review wrote recently in a review of Romance and Other Stories.
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About Samantha Prust
Samantha Prust’s stories are about ordinary people—cooks, clerks, stay-at-home moms. She writes in crisp, beautiful language about their lives and heartbreaks, the unrelenting social realities that confront their wishes and dreams. Prust writes about romance, but it's nothing like what you would imagine. To the people she writes about, love comes in other forms, unexpected and subtle. It allows them extraordinary insights into their own lives and those of the people around them. Samantha Prust was raised in South Dakota and has an MFA in creative writing from Colorado State University. For over 15 years she has worked as an editor and writer in book and magazine publishing, and is the author of the e-leaf “Laundering” (TheWriteDeal, 2012) and A Sentence a Day: Short, Playful Proofreading Exercises. She lives with her husband in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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