Tieryas Reviews Jen Michalski’s Could You Be With Her Now at HTMLGiant.

Jen Michalski’s Could You Be With Her Now disturbed me. Seriously, I can’t look at a truck without thinking about this story, which is why I called it: “Easily the most riveting and thought-provoking novella I’ve read this year.” I reviewed the pair of novellas at HTMLGiant and highly recommend the book, not just for the story telling but the issues it brings to light. Here’s a little preview of the review:

“Stephen King called novellas an “ill-defined and disreputable literary banana republic.” In Jen Michalski’s Could You Be With Her Now, she gives us two very different samples of the republic. “May-September” is about a May-December romance and is lyrically written with a fascinating sensuality exploring relationships through the rhythms of music and stories. “I Can Make It To California Before It’s Time For Dinner” is about a mentally challenged fourteen-year-old who undertakes a haunting journey and is also a social commentary on the nature of entertainment when it intersects with reality. Together, they comprise a powerful one-two punch on the ecology of longing and desire, though it was the odyssey in “I Can Make It To California Before It’s Time For Dinner” that compelled me to write this review and what I’ll be focusing on.”

http://htmlgiant.com/reviews/could-you-be-with-her-now/#more-105612

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