The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons
University of Iowa Press
Heather A. Slomski
“Adrift”
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“Adrift” is from Heather A. Slomski’s debut collection THE LOVERS SET DOWN THEIR SPOONS (University of Iowa Press, 2014), which won the Iowa Short Fiction Award.

 

Slomski earned her MFA in Fiction from Western Michigan University and held the Axton Fellowship in Fiction at the University of Louisville.  Her work has appeared in TriQuarterly, American Letters & Commentary, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, and elsewhere.  She is a recipient of a Minnesota State Artist Initiative Grant and a Minnesota Emerging Writers’ Grant.  She lives in Moorhead, Minnesota.

 

Reviewers have praised the collection:

 

“Slomski is a writer’s writer, with a gift for lyrical prose, clever plotting and significant detail that reveals depth of character.” —Kirkus starred review

 

“…gripping from beginning to end.”—Cedar Rapids Gazette

 

“The last story, especially, will break your heart. Sometimes you wonder how a writer can penetrate life’s mysteries so deeply.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune

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