May We Shed These Human Bodies (Paperback)

By Amber Sparks

Curbside Splendor Publishing, 9780983422877, 150pp.

Publication Date: October 9, 2012

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May We Shed These Human Bodies peers through vast spaces and skies with the world's most powerful telescope to find humanity: wild and bright and hard as diamonds. Here is humanity building: families reconstruct themselves, mothers fashion babies from two-by-fours and nails, boys make a mother out of leaves and twigs and wishes. Here is humanity tearing down: a wife sets her house on fire in revenge, a young girl plots to kill the ghosts that stalk her, a dying man takes the whole human race with him. Here is humanity transforming: feral children, cannibalistic seniors, animal wives--a whole sideshow's worth of oddballs and freaks.

About the Author

Amber Sparks is the author of May We Shed These Human Bodies, released by Curbside Splendor in 2012. Her work has been widely published in print and online and you can find some of it at or follow her on Twitter @ambernoelle.