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Erica Plouffe Lazure -- Proof Of Me and Other Stories

"Proof of Me is such a beautifully textured book. Every sentence of Lazure's prose is stamped with authority and confidence, allowing the people, place, situations, and descriptions a rich and satisfying dimensionality."

- AIMEE BENDER, author of The Butterfly Lampshade

 

"If you can imagine Flannery O'Connor watching Wheel of Fortune or hearing a bad version of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' at karaoke night, that might give you some idea of Erica Plouffe Lazure's Proof of Me. In these darkly comic linked stories, the reader encounters a meticulous eye for detail, a keen ear for American voices, and an astringent sympathy for men who mow their lawns 'bare-chested, pot-belly proud' and women who know 'there's always problems with the mens, long as there been mens.'"

- DAVID GATES, author of A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me

 

All things are delicately interwoven in these stories set in a small town in eastern North Carolina. 

 

From the rambunctious antics of an erstwhile Shad Queen to the guilt-throttled grief of a secret affair gone wrong, Proof of Me stitches together the lives and adventures of each of its characters, in unexpected and peculiar ways, from one story to the next.

 

Erica Plouffe Lazure is also the author of two flash fiction chapbooks, Sugar Mountain (Ad Hoc Press, 2020) and Heard Around Town (Arcadia, 2015), and a fiction chapbook, Dry Dock (Red Bird, 2014). Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, the Greensboro Review, The MacGuffin, Carve Magazine, Phoebe, Meridian, Iron Horse Review, American Short Fiction, The Journal of Micro Literature, Fiction Southeast, Southeast Review, Smokelong  Quarterly, Flash: the International Short-Short Story Magazine (UK), and elsewhere. She is a graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars, East Carolina University's MA in creative writing, and UMass-Amherst. She has taught English at East Carolina University, Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH, and at School Year Abroad in Viterbo, Italy.

Event date: 
Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
291 Main St
Norwich, VT 05055-0307
Proof of Me and Other Stories By Erica Plouffe Lazure Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781941561270
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: New American Press - March 24th, 2022

All things are delicately interconnected in these stories set in a small town in eastern North Carolina. From the rambunctious antics of an erstwhile Shad Queen to the guilt-throttled grief of a secret affair gone wrong, Proof of Me stitches together the lives and adventures of each of its characters, in unexpected and peculiar ways, from one story to the next.


Erica Plouffe Lazure -- Proof Of Me and Other Stories -- Thursday, November 17 at 7pm
Event Summary: 
All things are delicately interwoven in these stories set in a small town in eastern North Carolina. 

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