In just under a month, Okay Donkey Press is going to be launching our fifth book! We’re proud to present Jennifer Fliss’s THE PREDATORY ANIMAL BALL for your reading pleasure! Therefore, we’ve decided to dedicate Okay Donkey Press’s Fall newsletter to Jen’s book and its release. We’ve collected a handful of blurbs, reviews, interviews, and links for you all to peruse at your leisure.
“Crisp and haunting, the stories in THE PREDATORY ANIMAL BALL are bite-sized delights that will gnaw at your bones. In this fierce debut collection of short stories, Fliss sharpens her claws and stuns with every spellbinding tale.” – Kira Jane Buxton, author of HOLLOW KINGDOM and FERAL CREATURES
“THE PREDATORY ANIMAL BALL is a raucous, wondrous event of a book. It arrives with sharp teeth and fancy feathers, and surprises the reader right up to the last page.” – Ramona Ausubel, author of AWAYLAND and A GUIDE TO BEING BORN
“Jennifer Fliss’s fiercely captivating debut collection, THE PREDATORY ANIMAL BALL, navigates a world in which predators are everywhere, the landscape is a trap, and identity and selfhood are under constant threat. With muscle, intelligence, and so much heart, Fliss cleverly lulls us into the realm of myth only to subvert expectations. Her point of view is searing and razor sharp.” – Sara Lippmann, author of DOLL PALACE and JERKS
“Full of feral little marvels, THE PREDATORY ANIMAL BALL is a bold and gorgeous debut collection from an outrageously talented writer. Fliss’s prose is wry and stylish, deft and utterly surprising—this is a wildly beautiful book.” – Kimberly King Parsons, author of BLACK LIGHT
“Unique and haunting, the stories in THE PREDATORY ANIMAL BALL use style and format to showcase all the ways in which an animal tale is always about our inner human instincts. These stories are bite-sized, yet biting and beautifully crafted. Fliss demonstrates a master-class on flash fiction with her debut collection.” – Tyrese Coleman, author of HOW TO SIT
The Okay Donkey Press book launch party and reading for Jen’s THE PREDATORY ANIMAL BALL is going to be on Sunday, December 12th at 4:00 pm PST/ 7:00 pm EST with so many awesome special guests! The full details are below:
You can preorder your copy of Jen’s debut story collection here: THE PREDATORY ANIMAL BALL by Jennifer Fliss.
You can also visit the book’s Goodreads page and add it to your shelf here: THE PREDATORY ANIMAL BALL on Goodreads.
Here’s the first interview and review with Jen on her book up with the folks at Citron Review: Q&A with Jennifer Fliss.
You can also check out a brief reading and interview with Jen about her debut collection on the Spotify podcast “Broads and Books,” which features a handful of contemporary short story collections, below:
And finally, THE PREDATORY ANIMAL BALL has also been Swifted by our friends over @TaylorSwift_as_Books!
All of us over here at Okay Donkey Press hope you all have a terrific Fall and a terrific holidays!
Eric, Genevieve, Matt, Steve, Joaquin, and Elizabeth