Lee Upton's new fiction collection The Tao of Humiliation is making big waves, with one month still to go until its official publication date. Having received The Kirkus Star ("awarded to books of exceptional merit") and new reviews from both Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, the BOA Short Fiction Prize winner is a hit. According to Kirkus, these are "masterful stories by a writer of great lyrical gifts." The review continues, "Upton specializes in ending her stories with epiphanies that can be searing in their poignancy. These 17 tales explore personal and familial relationships with both pathos and humor—and all are well worth reading." Publishers Weekly is calling the collection " a smart and highly entertaining book." According to the review, Upton's stories are "playful, full of clever allusions that are deftly presented ... Several pieces in the book are under 10 pages, and not so much plot-driven as high-concept. Upton's story openings tend to be vivid; they're great hooks." The Tao of Humiliation is available now at the BOA Bookstore. In honor of National Poetry Month, BOA is offering FREE SHIPPING on any order through April 30! Enter promo code BOAPOETRY in the discount box at checkout to save. Get your copy today! The fourth annual BOA Short Fiction Prize is currently open for submissions through May 31. Click here for complete guidelines and requirements.
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