Happy to see this review of A Girl Goes into the Forest published by Booklist online. "Pursell’s surreal stories together form a familiar picture of a world full of love and yearning, parents and children, lovers and their broken hearts, human contradictions, loneliness, longings, and failures to connect."
"A Girl Goes" arrives in the world in three weeks, with a book launch celebration taking place at The Bindery in San Francisco. I'm looking forward to seeing new friends and old there. Details available online.
New reviews and book club pick!
I'm pleased to share new reviews for A GIRL GOES INTO THE FOREST, forthcoming from Dzanc July 16, 2019. From Publishers Weekly: “This haunting collection of 78 tiny but potent stories . . . stories are so sharp and disturbing . . . they are probably best consumed in small quantities.” And "Breadcrumbs for the Disenchanted"from Riot Material: “The elliptical intensity of Pursell’s tales brings to mind Yasunari Kawabata’s classic “palm-of-the-hand” stories, with revelatory flashes and glimmers registering in different tones. . . . A Girl Goes Into the Forest is also a survivor’s handbook, an oblique guide to self-preservation clothed in the skin and bones of modern lore.”
A GIRL GOES INTO THE FOREST has been named the THE NERVOUS BREAKDOWN'S July 2019 Book Club Selection! You can sign up now through July 15.
Ever thankful to those who are interested in and have been supporting my new baby!