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December 15, 2011


GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. – Marick Press, a literary publisher dedicated to poetry and fiction, will release Katie Farris’ BOYSGIRLS in December, 2011.

Just in time for the holidays, here is the fairy-tale collection for adults that will immediately captivate the readers, and that’s already getting a great deal of attention from critics and numerous positive pre-publication reviews.

A host of characters emerge from a madwoman’s dreams, populating a world as strange and magnificent as a painting by Hieronymous Bosch. A boy with one wing seeks the secret to flight. A girl with a mirror for a face, adored by all, longs to simply eat. A pregnant girl reflects on the effects of metamorphoses. The stories of boysgirls are modern myths: tales that exist within our present time but also outside it, in a place as eternal as Shangri-La or Middle Earth. An unforgettable book of Ovidian imagination, BOYSGIRLS testifies that Katie Farris is one of the most talented prose stylists of a new generation.

Early Reviews and Advance Praise:

“Something of a little tour the force” –Robert Coover

“A haunting and new revelation” –Kate Bernheimer, Editor, Fairy Tale Review

“Katie Farris is an original, adding an enchanting new voice to literature” –Her Circle (Canada)

“Farris…has crafted her unheard stories so intricately, with so much care, that we feel…as if they’d been given to us from another generation” –Bookslut

Katie Farris’ poetry, fictions, and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in various journals, including Verse, Virginia Quarterly Review, Western Humanities Review, The Literary Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and others. She holds an MFA from Brown University and currently works as the Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Creative Writing at San Diego State University.


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