Fiction. In THE LADIES, a trio of professional mourners contemplates their fate, while their days are consumed by the various rituals of grief and an intense hunger that never seems to be sated. The chorus-like quality of the narrative offers the haunting element of the mythological, where past and present merge and become nearly indistinguishable. In dream-like, crystalline prose, this novel interrogates the complexity of existence, of mourning, of identity, of origins.
Sara Veglahn is the author of the novel, The Mayflies (Dzanc, 2014), and several chapbooks, including, The Ladies: an excerpt (New Herring Press, 2013), Another Random Heart (Letter Machine Editions, 2009) and Closed Histories (Noemi, 2008). Her writing and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Conjunctions, Fence, Caketrain, Octopus, Full Stop, and elsewhere. Veglahn, who grew up in the Midwest, holds a PhD in literature and writing from the University of Denver, and an MFA in writing from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She teaches creative writing and literature and lives in Denver.Author City: DENVER, CO USA