Fiction. Native American Studies. Women's Studies. Experimenting with voice, form, and genre, Natanya Ann Pulley crafts a chorus of women voices who are in the process of reclaiming and telling their own stories as they slip through the cracks of our spacial and temporal reality. This collection explores how we tell stories, personally and collectively as a society, as we become stories ourselves. Through turns haunting, playful, tragic, and comedic, Pulley crafts a fever-dream surreal collection that will linger with you long after you finish reading.
"You're going to find your new favorite story in here. I know I just did."—Stephen Graham Jones
"These stories burrow into the hidden places where loss, fear and love are tangled together. WITH TEETH goes deep. It is as relentless as it is generous, as heartbreaking as it is beautiful."—Ramona Ausubel
"Natanya Pulley's WITH TEETH is an astonishing collection by a darkly-gorgeous storyteller. Pulley weaves a haunting web of psychologically riveting and disturbing narratives in language that shimmers in the light, fattening up the reader with the witchy magic of incantation and song, before binding us—in all of our animal innocence and human frailty—into an intricate knotwork that leaves us whimpering for a safeword. Part creation myth, part surreal horror story, part smart parable of the consumption and commodification of vulnerable bodies, WITH TEETH, in all of its wry humor, shapeshifting, and haunting violence, heralds the debut of a remarkable and endlessly-imaginative voice. Dear Reader: once bitten, you will be forever transformed."—Lee Ann Roripaugh
Yá'át'ééh. Shí éí Natanya Ann Pulley yinishyé. Kinyaa'áanii nishłį, bilagáana bashishchinn. Táchii'nii dashicheii adoo bilagáana dashinalí. Ákót'éego diné asdzáán nishłį. Colorado Springs kééhasht'iį ndi Provo Utah déé' naashá. Ahéhee'. I write fiction and non-fiction with outbreaks in collage and have published work in numerous journals including The Collagist, Drunken Boat, The Offing, McSweeney's, Waxwing, and As/Us. My work has been anthologized in #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women, Exquisite Vessel: Shapes of Native Nonfiction, Women Write Resistance, and more. A former editor of Quarterly West and South Dakota Review, I am the founding and managing editor of the Colorado College online literary journal, Hairstreak Butterfly Review. I'm an assistant professor of English at Colorado College. I identify as a Navajo woman and my clans through my mother are Kinyaa'áanii (the Towering House Clan) and Táchii'nii (Red Running into the Water People Clan).
Author City: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO USA