Suspended Heart

Suspended Heart

Heather Fowler / Mar 29, 2020

Suspended Heart In an explosion of love s metaphors Fowler s debut collection of stories SUSPENDED HEART takes on American fabulism with a cast of unexpected heroines in the narratives of life and loss women whose

  • Title: Suspended Heart
  • Author: Heather Fowler
  • ISBN: 9780982673430
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback
  • In an explosion of love s metaphors, Fowler s debut collection of stories, SUSPENDED HEART, takes on American fabulism with a cast of unexpected heroines in the narratives of life and loss women whose hearts fall out at public malls, women whose bodies bloom with changing seasons, women who sprout blades or have multiple eyes, sleep as snakes, or birth saints like lapis laIn an explosion of love s metaphors, Fowler s debut collection of stories, SUSPENDED HEART, takes on American fabulism with a cast of unexpected heroines in the narratives of life and loss women whose hearts fall out at public malls, women whose bodies bloom with changing seasons, women who sprout blades or have multiple eyes, sleep as snakes, or birth saints like lapis lazuli babies Where there is struggle and sadness, there is also humor Fowler s fictive voice has been compared to both Franz Kafka and Donald Barthelme There s a fearlessness to this prose, a melody of life and magic and loss Selected stories in this volume have been published online and in Australia Partial author s proceeds to be donated to the San Diego Family Justice Center.

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    About "Heather Fowler"

      • Heather Fowler

        Heather Fowler is a poet, a fiction writer, a playwright, and a novelist She is the author of the novel Beautiful Ape Girl Baby 2016 and the story collections Suspended Heart 2010 , People with Holes 2012 , This Time, While We re Awake 2013 , and Elegantly Naked In My Sexy Mental Illness 2014 Fowler s People with Holes was named a 2012 finalist for Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award in Short Fiction Her fictive work has been made into fine art in several instances and her collaborative poetry collection, Bare Bulbs Swinging, written with Meg Tuite and Michelle Reale, is the winner of the 2013 TWIN ANTLERS PRIZE FOR COLLABORATIVE POETRY released in December of 2014 Fowler has published stories and poems online and in print in the U.S England, Australia, and India, and had work appear in such venues as PANK, Night Train, storyglossia, Surreal South, Feminist Studies, and , as well as having been nominated for the storySouth Million Writers Award, Sundress Publications Best of the Net, and Pushcart Prizes She is Poetry Editor at Corium Magazine Please visit her website here heatherfowler


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    1. (Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.)(Originally written for Daniel Casey's Gently Read Literature.)Ah, the MFA story collection; has a more beguiling trickster ever existed in the literary world? Originally a cutting-edge means of education at a time when "creative writing" was largely seen as an unworthy subject for university study, over the l [...]


    2. (Originally published in Gently Read Literature)Heather Fowler: Suspended Heart Heather Fowler is Kafka in drag, an American Marquez. If you are looking for a safe little book, one that lines up neatly with other short story collections being published today, then Heather Fowler's SUSPENDED HEART is not the collection for you. It is a book about the fervor of love, yes, but also about the devastation and danger surrounding such a seemingly pleasurable emotion. What really wins the reader over, t [...]


    3. This was a creative and thrilling book. There was just so much creativity and amazing ideas I loved this book. I won this from and finally finished it and I'm happy I entered the contest for this book I don't regret it. I just loved the idea of women being the heros for once. That's all I had to see and I entered the giveaway. So happy I own this book I'll probably read it again when my book list narrows down if that ever even happens my booklist is practically endless.


    4. This is a collection of some of the best thought provoking and poignant short stories I've every read. I had to take a break after each story just to say Wow. Heather Fowler has a rare gift for exposing the truth in a way most can understand. -Joe-


    5. A-MAZ-ING. This is a brilliant collection of magical realism stories that will have you laughing out loud while the characters sneak up behind you and gently break your heart. Heather Fowler has created some uniquely memorable characters (talking birds, avant-garde robots, disintegrating boys) -- all in search of love in one way or another -- in whom we can identify and explore our own longings, failures, and redemptions. The prose is impressive for it's poetic lyricism alone, but it is also so [...]


    6. My Giveaway has arrived, loads earlier than I thought.Thank you so much, can't wait to get started!edit.Finally finished the book and I liekd it. The book is made up of different stories and the stories weren't bad, some I had a small trouble getting through. I'm happy I won it instead of buying it on . Don't get me wrong, it's a good book but maybe it's just not my kind of book/what I thought it'd be.


    7. Suspended Heart is a wonderful collection of stories from the lovely and lightly twisted mind of Heather Fowler. The themes she address are universal; love, heartbreak, loneliness, the inexorable search for meaning but oh the ingenuity Fowler uses to bring these concepts new life! Lushly metaphorical and sometimes shockingly honest, these stories sing. Two parts magical realism, one part fairy tale, and a dash of brutality this collection is a jewel box. Read it.


    8. Heather Fowler has a literary visual sense that stretches somewhere in between the simplicity of Yukio Mishima and the surreal vibrancy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, at times combined with dilemmatic storylines akin to Jorge Luis Borges. Indeed though visual and thought provoking, reader beware the questions in your mind the subtext may have taken you asunder.


    9. I won this book in giveaway contest. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The varying short stories were entertaining and interesting. I definitely enjoyed the very different worlds created and the seemingly unifying theme of love. I would recommend this book to a friend.



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