The ultimate collector’s edition of Juliet Escoria’s short stories from Black Cloud, poetry from Witch Hunt, and new work, with an introduction by Scott McClanahan (The Sarah Book).
The wickedly dark, funny and brazenly vulnerable writings that have made Juliet an indie legend are gathered in this collection.
A comprehensive body of work, spanning a decade: brutal fictions, biting poems, eye-opening personal vignettes, a universe of unfiltered visions to be savored again and again, in the darkness and the light of our modern existence.
Through honest musings on mental health, 9/11, and mortality, Escoria is a kindred spirit for wanderers and seekers on their dark soul nights, providing the kind of wisdom that only comes from a life well-lived.
Juliet Escoria is the author of the novel Juliet the Maniac (Melville House, May 2019), the poetry collection Witch Hunt (Lazy Fascist Press, 2016), and the story collection Black Cloud (CCM/Emily Books, 2014). Her writing can be found in places like Tyrant, VICE, Hotel, BOMB, and the New York Times, and has been translated into many languages. She was born in Australia, raised in San Diego, and currently lives in West Virginia.
PRAISE FOR JULIET ESCORIA
“A force that shouldn’t be ignored — an illuminating examination of youth and soul-crushing pressure.”—BUZZFEED
"For fans of Ottessa Moshfegh, Juliet the Maniac is a worthy new entry in that pantheon of deconstruction... Dazzling."
—NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
“To read Juliet the Maniac is to confront our shared faith in the flawed logic of life’s meaning, and by so doing, become worthier of our humanity.” —WASHINGTON POST
PRAISE FOR BLACK CLOUD
“Unrelenting, violent, often scary: Juliet Escoria’s debut collection of stories will likely have you begging and crying for salvation a few pages in. She’s just that good.”
—JASON DIAMOND, FLAVORWIRE
“These stories are uniformly effective; they veer at you in unexpected ways and devastate, sometimes quietly and sometimes brutally.”