Fiction. A novel/"autofiction" about the complexities of being a woman, an artist, a mother, and a wife; a novel about persona and obsession and loyalty and repression; an exorcism.Told in four volumes over seven years, with emails, g-chats, and an "interview" with Lydia Davis (and a nod to Ms. Davis’s "The End of the Story"), the style of PERSON/A is often experimental, pushing the boundaries between fiction and nonfiction, obsession and mental instability, female independence and a loyalty to current and former lovers, but with the ultimate loyalty being to oneself or one's writing, and is there a difference? and should we be ashamed?
Elizabeth Ellen is a college dropout from the Midwest, as well as the recipient of a Pushcart Prize for fiction. Her stories have been published in Joyland, Southwest Review, and Harper's Magazine. Her first novel, PERSON/A, was chosen by Lithub as a "best work of experimental literature" in 2017. She is the author of A PECULIAR FEELING OF RESTLESSNESS (Rose Metal Press, 2008), SAUL STORIES (Short Flight/Long Drive Books, 2017), ELIZABETH ELLEN (Short Flight/Long Drive Books, 2018), and HER LESSER WORK (Short Flight/Long Drive Books, 2021).Author City: ANN ARBOR, MI USA