Flanney O' Conner Award Winner Monica Mc Fawn Discusses Bright Shards Of Someplace Else

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Flanney O' Conner Award Winner Monica Mc Fawn Discusses Bright Shards Of Someplace Else
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About BRIGHT SHARDS OF SOMEPLACE ELSE: In these eleven kaleidoscopic stories, Monica McFawn traces the combustive, hilarious, and profound effects that occur when people misread the minds of others. The characters—an array of artists, scientists, songwriters, nannies, horse trainers, and poets—often try to pin down another’s point of view, only to find that their own worldview is far from fixed. A young boy reduces his nanny’s phone bill with a call, then convinces her he can solve her other problems. A poetry professor becomes entangled in the investigation of murdered student. In the final story, an aging lyricist reconnects with a renowned singer to write an album in the Appalachian Mountains, only to be interrupted by his drug-addicted son and a mythical story of recovery. By turns exuberant and philosophical adroit, Bright Shards of Someplace Else reminds us of both the limits of empathy and its absolute necessity.

About Monica McFawn: Monica McFawn is a writer and playwright living in Michigan. Her short story collection, Bright Shards of Someplace Else, won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. She is also the author of a hybrid chapbook, “A Catalogue of Rare Movements,” and her screenplays and plays have had readings in New York and Chicago. McFawn is an Assistant Professor at Northern Michigan University, where she teaches fiction and scriptwriting. When she isn’t writing or teaching, she trains her Welsh Cob cross pony in dressage and jumping.
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