The Freak Chronicles (Paperback)
Dzanc Books, 9781936873708, 225pp.
Publication Date: July 24, 2012
The short stories in this collection explore, both implicitly and explicitly, the notion of "freakiness." They worry over eccentricity, alienation, normalcy, and intimacy. What is it that makes one a freak, makes one want to embrace quirkiness, have the fortitude to cultivate oddity? Is there a fine line between abnormality and the extraordinary? Jennifer Spiegel's stories delve into these questions and others.
Jennifer Spiegel is a fiction writer and English professor. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids. She reads a lot, tries to buy mostly organic food, and drinks strong coffee with cream.