Could You Be with Her Now (Paperback)

By Jen Michalski

Dzanc Books, 9781938103575, 167pp.

Publication Date: March 5, 2013

List Price: 15.95*
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The title novella is a first-person account of a mentally challenged fourteen-year-old boy who accidentally kills a neighborhood girl and winds up running away and hitching a ride with a trucker who is not as trustworthy a companion as Jimmy believes him to be. Jen Michalski examines the dangers of living in a world while having a compromised reality in this beautiful and engaging story.

Combined with a Press 53 award-winning novella, this duo shows Michalski's varying skills as a writer. Michalski also edits the online journal jmww, and runs a reading series in Baltimore, Maryland.

About the Author

Jen Michalski: Jen Michalski's collection of short fiction, Close Encounters, is available from So New Media and her chapbook Cross Sections from Publishing Genius. Her work has appeared widely, including McSweeney's, failbetter, storySouth, and Hobart among others. She edits the online journal jmww.