Fiction. A carnivorous ferris wheel, exploding chickens, a theme park that's home to a god, and a centuries-old Spanish ship found in the Texas hill country. MORE ENDURING FOR HAVING BEEN BROKEN includes stories of children abandoned, forgotten, and ignored, their trauma and the desperate need to survive it. Whether it's living in a rusted stingray above a tourist shop in coastal Florida, feeding faces to monstrous catfish in the bayou, maintaining a derelict and fog-shrouded hotel in South America, or escaping through the labyrinthine caves of Crete, the boys and girls in this collection weather their aloneness in a world touched by the strange and fantastical.
Gwendolyn Paradice is hearing impaired, queer, and a member of the Cherokee Nation. Her writing has earned nominations for both the Pushcart and Best American Essays, and her nonfiction, fiction, and poetry have appeared in Assay, Crab Orchard Review, Brevity, Fourth River, Booth, and others. She retains a MA in Nonfiction from the University of North Texas, an MFA from Bennington College, and is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Missouri, where she lives with her partner. When she's not weightlifting, playing video games, or trying to read all the books she's amassed, she writes speculative fiction, nontraditional nonfiction, and bends genre.Author City: COLUMBIA, MO USA