Debut story collection explores the intersections of medicine, treatment, and human behavior.
I HAVE HER MEMORIES NOW is a collection of short stories that touch on the topic of misguided hope and frustrated desire. Some dreams evaporate on contact for the characters in this volume, while others explode, and the dreamers try to live on inside the blast radius. A child makes history as the first recipient of a double-organ transplant. A young woman's progress toward adulthood stalls following the loss of a beloved relative. An old man finds an unexpected connection at his sibling's wake. Author Carrie Grinstead states, "I wanted to build a collection of stories that all touch, at least loosely, on health and medicine, death and the body." Provocative and original, these stories explore our vulnerability and fallibility.
"I Have Her Memories Now is a dark and beautiful collection of stories about girls and women, daughters and mothers, friendship and loneliness. The prose is exquisite, and the narratives have a way of plunging into the characters that is breathtaking. Carrie Grinstead is an amazingly talented young writer. Her stories are utterly hers; they sound like no one else. I really love this book" —Robert Boswell
Fiction. Women’s Studies.
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Carrie Grinstead grew up in central Wisconsin and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Daniel, and their dogs. Her horse lives nearby. Her short stories have appeared in Tin House, The Masters Review Anthology, Joyland, and elsewhere. This is her first book.