Prism Book Alliance would like to thank Jennifer Cie for taking the time to talk with us today. . There is also a Giveaway, so don’t miss that.
Title: Down On The Other Street
Author: Jennifer Cie
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Najla Qambers
Top Ten Books That Have Influenced Me (In no specific order):
- A Good Man Is Hard To Find by Flannery O’Connor
- In The Time Of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
- A Light In August by Williams Faulkner
- Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- Song Of Solomon by Toni Morrison
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck
- The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman
- Their Eyes Where Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
- The House That Had Enough by P.E. King
“You’re not asking someone studied—you know? I guess the rough kind of good. Like when you floss your teeth till your gums bleed. Hurts a bit, but the taste and feel are good to you.”
My first “real” talk came from you in 1992. I was fourteen sitting on the edge of my father’s leather recliner watching you cut the edges off a peanut butter sandwich. You didn’t have any tattoos back then. You had on this red sweater with blue stripes swishing through it. That pesky string of acne was still running down your right cheek when you offered me half of the sandwich.
“Anna. Why do you want to know about sex—from me?”
I wanted to tell you that the walls in my house had grown thin. Even with the stretches of screeching cars passing by and gargled whispers from the Mississippi River outside, I could hear everything tiptoeing inside. The high pitched turned guttural shrieks the women in my brother’s magazines evoked. The sound of the calluses on his hands attacking flesh like rubberized sandpaper; then, the wheezing attack followed by a hushed “guuu-ah” and tissues sopping up warm ooze. The late-night lullaby to my summers had changed, and I wanted to know the words.
–Excerpt from Intellectuals Are Fools
About the Author:
Jennifer Cie is a Tennessee native who loves taking aimless road trips, taste testing whiskey and low grade tequila—for science, and writing about social issues in everyday life. Self-proclaimed writer of “two cups of morning coffee” length books, Cie is the author of the fictional work Memphis Rain, creative non-fiction memoir Burn It, and the upcoming collection of short stories entitled Down On The Other Street.
When she is not getting lost driving across state lines, you can find her rambling about book formatting, poor life decisions, and everything in between on her blog: www.journeytopaperback.com.
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I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,
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