Clever linked collection weaving together the complex lives of women.
Borrowing from Peggy Lee, IS THAT ALL THERE IS? transforms the famed song’s fatalistic exuberance into a slim volume of minimalist and genre-blending narratives. From a vacation with friends to a retreat with strangers, danger lurks around every corner.
Spanning generations and continents, interweaving cursed travelers with prophetic artists, this book is a showcase of the luckless and lovelorn, the criminal and damned.
“Sinister, stylish, and sexy, this collection weaves together the complex lives of women and the dangers they face across generations, from a cultlike 1970s mindfulness retreat interrupted by death, to a menacing near-future corporation that makes apologies for its clients, and the greatest danger of all: marriage.” — Katie M. Flynn, author of The Companions
Fiction. Short Stories. Women’s Studies.
Marcelle Heath is a fiction writer whose family moved around the U.S. for much of her childhood, and she now resides in the Pacific Northwest. She has an M.A. from the University of Rochester, and her stories have appeared in journals such as Kenyon Review, Little Fiction, and matchbook.