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Fiction. IF ONE OF US SHOULD DIE, I'LL MOVE TO PARIS is very much like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get. The range of flavors is startling. The first three stories alone range from Redneck weddings, Korean cooking theory, Innocent porn, co-option of preachers, hair problems and overly sensitive therapists with problem roosters. From there, we move to eating disorders, Jewish jokes, Catholic problems, Chateau Belushi, drug problems, Greyhound bus rides, bombing in New Haven, screenwriting, syndication, and the place in Hell where advertising executives reside. It's a wild ride, and a richly textured one and not one of these stories can be described in a single sentence.
Brandon French is the only daughter of an opera singer and a Spanish dancer, born in Chicago sometime after The Great Fire of 1871. She has been (variously) assistant editor of Modern Teen Magazine, a topless Pink Pussycat cocktail waitress, an assistant professor of English at Yale, a published film scholar, playwright and screenwriter, Director of Development at Columbia Pictures Television, an award-winning advertising copywriter and Creative Director, a psychoanalyst in private practice, and a mother. Sixty-three of her stories have been accepted for publication by literary journals and anthologies, she's been nominated twice for a Pushcart, she was an award winner in the 2015 Chicago Tribune Nelson Algren Short Story Contest, and she has a published collection of poetry entitled Pie.Author City: LOS ANGELES, CA USA