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Jonathan Franzen’s Praise for Paula Bomer | Word Riot

May 22, 2012      

Jonathan Franzen’s Praise for Paula Bomer

Jonathan Franzen, author of The Corrections and Freedom, has given some high praise to Paula Bomer’s short story collection Baby (Word Riot Press):

“Reading BABY is like being attacked by a rabid dog— and feeling grateful for it. This is some of the rawest and most urgent writing I can remember encountering.”

When I recover my ability to speak, I’ll let you know. In the mean time, if Jonathan Franzen ever wants a tour of the excellent birding at Sandy Hook, this Jersey girl is game.

If you haven’t gotten your hand on a copy of Baby, there’s no better time. And be sure to pre-order Paula Bomer’s first novel Nine Months, coming out in August 2012 from Soho Press.

–Jackie Corley
Publisher, Word Riot

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