The Juliet Stories
If you're fortunate enough to have issue 121 of TNQ, I'm sure that you are enamoured with Carrie Snyder's story, "Disruption." The story has been republished in Snyder's novel-in-short-stories, The Juliet Stories (as have the three Juliet stories we published in Issue 112). This is, of course, good news in itself, but I am also very happy to inform you that Carrie will be launching the book this Saturday, February 25, 7:30-9:30 pm at Starlight Social Club in uptown Waterloo. It seems there will even be free food.
To celebrate: when you buy a copy of #121 in print, we'll throw in a digital edition of #112 (print edition sold out), so you can read all the Juliet Stories we've published. Just add both to your shopping cart & use coupon code JULIET at checkout.
If you're dying for some more Carrie Snyder in the mean time, check out the brief interview The Record did with Carrie last Friday (which provides some interesting context for the novel but concludes, unfortunately, with a completely meaningless question that you can skip):
You were in Nicaragua with your parents and siblings as a child back then. How much of the book is autobiographical?
I couldn’t do a memoir; I actually tried. My agent suggested I read other memoirs — I mostly read fiction so this was new territory. I tried but couldn’t remember — we were in Nicaragua in ’84 and ’85 — I couldn’t do it, to recreate what actually happened. The thing is that life doesn’t really make sense. Life is just random things happening that don’t really fit together all that well. To me, a story is something complete. We crave to have life make sense and that is why we love stories. A story starts with an image and it carries through to the end and has a completeness to it, a satisfaction.
Interview continued on TheRecord.com