The Bitter Kind by Tara Lynn Masih audiobook

The Bitter Kind: A Flash Novelette

By Tara Lynn Masih  and James Claffey
Read by Siiri Scott

Blackstone Publishing
1.68 Hours 1
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In this spare novelette, acclaimed flash fiction writers James Claffey and Tara Lynn Masih collaboratively create an original tale of loss and love, as The Bitter Kind deftly alternates between Stela, the daughter of a ship’s captain, burdened by her family secrets, and Brandy, a Chippewa orphan, haunted by ghost wolves and spirits. The authors cross genres and borders between historical and contemporary, speculative and realistic, presenting two unforgettable characters on a journey toward their inevitable, fateful destination.

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Summary

Summary

A Goodreads Pick of the Best Fiction

In this spare novelette, acclaimed flash fiction writers James Claffey and Tara Lynn Masih collaboratively create an original tale of loss and love, as The Bitter Kind deftly alternates between Stela, the daughter of a ship’s captain, burdened by her family secrets, and Brandy, a Chippewa orphan, haunted by ghost wolves and spirits. The authors cross genres and borders between historical and contemporary, speculative and realistic, presenting two unforgettable characters on a journey toward their inevitable, fateful destination.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With beautiful imagery and a seamless voice, Masih and Claffey move us through decades as two parallel lives seek solace and healthy human connection.” Mel Bosworth, author of Freight
“Stela and Brandy are living in a pre-COVID-19 world, but through their stories, we know that our feelings of alienation are within the scope of the human experience, and in them can be found great beauty. The Bitter Kind functions as a lightning rod for catharsis.” Bookend Reviews
“Touching in its examination of broken things and masterful in its prose.” Kimberly Lojewski, author of Worm Fiddling Nocturne in the Key of a Broken Heart
“A story, human and soulful, of place, mysticism, and the hard-won ground we all struggle toward.” Robert Scotellaro, author of Nothing Is Ever One Thing
“The Bitter Kind is an alchemy, a duet, a gorgeous melding of two of our most treasured literary voices.” Kathy Fish, author of Wild Life
“The supernatural is ingrained in the realism of the landscape, and Masih and Claffey somehow make the ghosts feel as natural as the Montana mountains or the Alabama waterways.” SmokeLong Quarterly

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Tara Lynn Masih

Author Bio: Tara Lynn Masih

Tara Lynn Masih is an award-winning author whose debut novel, My Real Name Is Hanna, won a Julie Ward Howe Award and was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. She is editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction and The Chalk Circle, both named a best book of the year by Foreword. She is the founding series editor of The Best Small Fictions. Her flash has been heavily anthologized in such collections as Brevity & Echo, Flashed, Sudden Stories in Comics and Prose, Nothing Short of 100, and in W. W. Norton’s New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction.

Titles by Author

Author Bio: James Claffey

Author Bio: James Claffey

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 1.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English