Maryse Meijer Reads From Heartbreaker

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Maryse Meijer reads from Heartbreaker

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In her debut story collection Heartbreaker, Maryse Meijer peels back the crust of normalcy and convention, unmasking the fury and violence we are willing to inflict in the name of love and loneliness. Her characters are a strange ensemble—a feral child, a girl raised from the dead, a possible pedophile—who share in vulnerability and heartache, but maintain an unremitting will to survive. Meijer deals in desire and sex, femininity and masculinity, family and girlhood, crafting a landscape of appetites threatening to self-destruct. In beautifully restrained and exacting prose, she sets the marginalized free to roam her pages and burn our assumptions to the ground.


Maryse Meijer is the author of Heartbreaker, a collection of stories published by FSG Originals. Her work has appeared in Joyland, the Portland Review, 580 Split, Reunion, St. Ann's Review, Drunken Boat, and elsewhere. She lives in Chicago.
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