Now You Know It All (Pitt Drue Heinz Lit Prize)
Praise For Now You Know It All (Pitt Drue Heinz Lit Prize)…
“Joanna Pearson’s Now You Know It offers a splendid array of stories that reminded me page after page of old-fashioned stories when writers built their pieces brick by brick and built them to last. Pearson is not after the quick two-page, soulless anecdote glancing. [With a] Southern flavor, Now You Know It is about the souls and hearts of the characters and how so very much of living got them to a point where nothing can be the same again. Chekhov and Gaines and Welty did not produce cartoon people and Pearson certainly follows their examples with her eleven story collection.” —Edward P. Jones, Drue Heinz guest judge and New York Times bestselling author
“Joanna Pearson’s blazingly insightful stories veer in and out of the uncanny to imagine women at turning points—a small-town college student on her first internship, a mother recovering from postpartum psychosis, a waitress fleeing Epstein-like abuse—to speak to the dangers and unease of our time. More powerfully, they uncover the perils always lurking in the “trick brain,” as one character puts it, the part of the self drawn to life’s darkest places. A collection you won’t soon forget.” —Belle Boggs, author of The Gulf: A Novel
University of Pittsburgh Press, 9780822946991, 238pp.
Publication Date: October 5, 2021