Louisa Ermelino's newest collection of short stories, Malafemmena, publishes today! Here you can find all the information about book reviews, author interviews, promos, and upcoming events.
A BOOK LAUNCH EVENT:
The book launch for Malafemmena will take place on August 8 at BookCourt in Brooklyn, NY, where Ermelino will be joined in conversation by author Delia Ephron.
INTERVIEWS WITH LOUISA ERMELINO:
Read an interview with Publishers Weekly, where Ermelino discusses the inspiration behind the stories in Malafemmena.
REVIEWS AND PRAISE:
"A collection of arresting short stories that call to mind the work of Lucia Berlin in their sparse realism and humor, as well as their fine attention to the often-harsh details of women’s lives.... Birth and death, love and friendship, drugs and violence, home and abroad: the stories’ themes are elemental and affecting, lingering in the mind like parables or myths sketching something vital, sad, and true."
—Publishers Weekly starred review
"Capturing an era, the specific locale, and the ethnic force of these people, Ermelino provides a glimpse into another time and place with a touch of magical realism...."
—School Library Journal
“Edgy short stories about women in trouble abroad and at home….The characters in Ermelino’s 16 quick stories get around. They crack jokes, take opium, have ill-considered assignations, and are lucky to get out alive (some don’t). There are a lot of great lines and a few truly timeless questions.”