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Postcards from the Gerund State


by Lorraine M. López

Price: $15.95, 246 pages

ISBN: 9781943491186

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Lorraine López has long been one of my favorite short story writers and this perfect collection highlights exactly why. In Postcards from the Gerund State, López utilizes a sense of humor that is so controlled that every single page contains sneaky detonations that you can’t help but go back to again and again to marvel at them. And, because López is so masterful, she ties that humor to deeply complex characters, a unique community, their relationships so wonderfully examined. A truly singular writer, López has made something amazing.

—Kevin Wilson, Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine


Ready for something funny? Lorraine López delivers laugh-out-loud enjoyment in this new collection of stories about middle-aged female friends navigating the perils of academia and romance. You won’t find a keener take on 21st century life. This is storytelling for right now: brilliant, entertaining, and hilarious. 

—Cary Holladay, Brides in the Sky: Stories and a Novella

Lorraine López has done it again. With singular wit and humor, she has gifted us with stories that probe the meaning of art and the realities of being an artist, a woman, and a caregiver. Postcards from the Gerund State is hilarious, heartbreaking and memorable.

Daisy Hernández, A Cup of Water Under My Bed

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