In a small, Midwest town on the Lake Michigan shoreline, Elsie Davis's young life is on the brink of disaster, and the problems of the injustices she witnesses feel insurmountable. The solution? Burn everything down. The Arson People is a novella of place, girlhood, and what it means to take justice into your own hands, one fire at a time.
ABOUT KATIE JEAN SHINKLE
Katie Jean Shinkle is the author of three books and five chapbooks, most recently Ruination (Spuyten Duyvil, 2018) and Rat Queen (Bloof Books, forthcoming). Other prose, poetry, and criticisms can be found in The Georgia Review, Flaunt Magazine, Denver Quarterly, The Collagist, Harpur Palate, and elsewhere.