A thief steals the air from a room. Children invent a nursery rhyme to make sense of their fate, and a band of girls rots from the outside in. These characters stumble through joy and murder and confusion, only to survive and wait for the next catastrophe to arrive. Moments so brief and disturbing you can't afford to look away. Jac Jamc's affecting stories mine the territory between what is real and what it means to create understanding.
Jac Jemc's My Only Wife was a finalist for the 2013 PEN/Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. A web editor for Hobart and poetry editor at decomP, she lives in Chicago, Illinois.
About the Author
Jac Jemc lives in Chicago, where she writes fiction and poetry. Her first novel, My Only Wife (Dzanc Books) was a named a finalist for the 2013 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and winner of the Paula Anderson Book Award. A chapbook of stories, This Stranger She'd Invited In, sold out at Greying Ghost Press in March 2011. Jac received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has completed residencies at Ragdale and the Vermont Studio Center. She is a web fiction editor for Hobart and poetry editor at decomP.