Spooky stories — RADIO IRIS by Anne-Marie Kinney and ORANGE EATS CREEPS by Grace Krilanovich — get them (and read them) now as an ebook.
— Review of Radio Iris by Tom Dibblee in Trop Mag.
The precise and evocative language of both novels is what lets us enter into these women’s minds, their neuroses, and their history. The details of the world in which Iris finds such solace and her story-like dreams are the most telling things about her. For Anya, it is her bodily reaction to the smells around her that holds the answer to what she truly wants and needs; how she feels about the smell of yeast, a man’s sweat on her sheets, homemade chicken soup.
These women, like many of us right now, are at a moment in their lives when their sense of reality is lost, and though they deal with this in vastly different ways, Iris and Anya look for renewal in the wind, in fire, in escape, in fleeting illusions. Where they look, ultimately, isn’t what matters, and is not the source of urgency that keeps us reading. What matters is the relentlessness with which they search for renewal at all. And their search, for now, will be my new definition of feminism."
— From a fantastic essay by Sara Finnerty on Karolina Waclawiak’s How To Get Into the Twin Palms and Anne-Marie Kinney’s Radio Iris, over at HTML Giant.
Thursday, 5/17, Anne-Marie Kinney will celebrate the release of her debut novel RADIO IRIS at Skylight Books. Things get heavy at 7:30. Be there.
Here’s the book trailer for Anne-Marie Kinney’s RADIO IRIS, which is technically out in just two weeks!!
This Sunday, April 29, check out the Vermin on the Mount reading series at The Mountain Bar in Chinatown, Los Angeles. Both Trinie Dalton (Baby Geisha) and Anne-Marie Kinney (Radio Iris) will be reading, alongside an amazing line-up consisting of Brian Evenson, Amelia Gray, Lauren Eggert-Crowe, and Christopher Narozny. This promises to be a fantastic time.
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