MAY WE SHED THESE HUMAN BODIES - press release
Curbside Splendor is pleased to introduce the terribly imaginative solo debut story collection from independent fiction’s freshest new voice, Amber Sparks. Curbside Splendor Publishing will release May We Shed These Human Bodies by Amber Sparks in October 2012. Available for pre-order now.
Chicago, IL, July 2012. Chicago-based publisher Curbside Splendor announces it will release May We Shed These Human Bodies, the solo debut short story collection by Washington, DC author Amber Sparks in October 2012. This marks Curbside’s fifth book, adding to a growing catalog that has received national acclaim. MWSTHB can now be pre-ordered directly from the publisher with free shipping here:
While the stories that comprise May We Shed These Human Bodies are sure to captivate, charm, and at times even scare the reader, more than anything they serve to introduce Amber Sparks’ wholly unique voice to a wider audience.
“One of the pleasures in publishing books,” says Victor David Giron, President, Curbside Splendor, “is seeing those books come to life, but the greatest pleasure is knowing that you’ve played a role in an author’s ascent towards becoming something special. With May We Shed These Human Bodies, Amber Sparks has indeed achieved something special.”
Sparks will be traveling far and wide throughout the fall in support of the May We Shed These Human Bodies. To stay apprised of Sparks’ reading schedule please check back-in regularly.
“I am so grateful to the amazing folks at Curbside Splendor for taking a chance on this book,” says Sparks, “and I am so absolutely excited to start proselytizing the gospel of May We Shed These Human Bodies. I believe in it more than I believe in plastics, or the moon, or birth control, or even polyester. For true.”
ABOUT CURBSIDE SPLENDOR
Curbside Splendor publishes books and literary journals digitally and in print, and presents literary events at various venues throughout Chicago. May We Shed These Human Bodies marks Curbside Splendor’s fifth publication. Curbside’s books have received national praise from the likes of The Huffington Post, Los Angeles Review, and Chicago Tribune. Staff include President Victor David Giron as Publisher, Sr. Managing Editor Jacob S. Knabb as Editor, Sr. Managing Editor Ben Tanzer as Operations Officer, and Sr. Managing Editor Lauryn Allison Lewis. Visit Curbside Splendor on the Web at curbsidesplendor.com.
PRAISE FOR MAY WE SHED THESE HUMAN BODIES
"I always love a book that makes me fear for the writer's sanity. I'm over here praying for Amber Sparks." --Ben Loory, author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day
"THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. MAKES FIFTY SHADES OF GREY LOOK LIKE TWILIGHT FAN FICTION." --Amelia Gray, author of Threats and Museum of the Weird
“There was Aesop, Thomas Bulfinch, Edith Hamilton, Angela Carter--and now there is Amber Sparks with a new take on the fable. May We Shed These Human Bodies is a clever, scary, and charming debut collection full of great imagination." --Michael Kimball, author of Big Ray and Dear Everybody
"In May We Shed These Human Bodies, Amber Sparks proves herself not only a fine writer but also a high scientist of imaginative bliss: This is a collection of marvelous inventions, each one a wonder-machine propelled by fairy tale and dream and humor and hope, ready to carry us off into new adventure." --Matt Bell, author of Cataclysm Baby
ABOUT AMBER SPARKS
Amber Sparks' fiction has been widely published in journals and anthologies, including New York Tyrant, Unsaid, Gargoyle, Barrelhouse, and The Collagist. This is her first full-length short story collection. She lives in Washington, D.C. Find her at ambernoellesparks.com and on Twitter @ambernoelle.
Publication date: October 2012
Imprint: Curbside Splendor Publishing
Perfect bound trade paperback
5x8; 154 pages
Author: Amber Sparks
Designer: Alban Fischer
Editor: Lauryn Allison Lewis