Release Date: July 17, 2012
eBook Price: $7.99
Through the female protagonists in When the Messenger is Hot, Elizabeth Crane examines life, often through slightly off-kilter situations, leading her reader through a series of witty, often close to monologues, and quirky events. In the end her characters experience love and loss in ways that are both uniquely theirs and universal.
"Clever, inventive, and piquant, Crane's breathless stories hit the brain with more voltage than a double espresso."—Donna Seaman, Booklist
"...clever, caustic...expertly shaped and polished...[Crane's voice] is so strong and charming...a pleasure to read..." —Bookforum
"...poignant, wise and uncompromising and candid about the particularities of one woman's life..." —Ken Kalfus
"The writing is so damn clever it made me think the fringe might not be such a bad place to visit..." —Jane
"Vibrant and original stories that introduce a wonderful new voice." —Kate Atkinson
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Elizabeth Crane is the author of the novel We Only Know So Much, as well as the story collections When the Messenger Is Hot, All This Heavenly Glory, and You Must Be This Happy to Enter. Her work has been featured in McSweeney's The Future Dictionary of America, The Best Underground Fiction, and elsewhere.