Little Fury

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Authors: Casey Bell
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 184 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1988355354
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1988355351

Best friends in a dystopian near-future seek transcendence while serving time for their abortions; a new mother reeling from postpartum depression slips from reality into fantasy, clinking champagne flutes with the ghost of Simone de Beauvoir; a trans woman rapt by visions and memories after a brutal attack grants last rights to a cow as it sinks to the bottom of the ocean; a woman killed in an industrial accident achieves self-actualization in the afterlife, adrift on a mystical couch. The characters inhabiting Little Fury yearn and fumble for connection, seeking hope beneath the rubble of a broken world. Suspended between the real and surreal, Casey Bell’s debut merges earthy realism with other-worldly lyricism to linger in the unsettling, slippery in-between of dreaming and waking, voicelessness and uproar, longing and belonging.

About the Author

Casey Bell has an MFA from the University of Nevada, Reno. Her fiction appears in Sequestrum, Cream City Review, New South, The Boiler, Reed Magazine, The New Limestone Review and Timber. She was shortlisted for the Iowa Review Fiction Award and was a finalist for the American Short Fiction Halifax Ranch Prize, the University of New Orleans Publishing Lab Prize and the Calvino Prize. Casey is the co-director of Girls Rock Reno, a music camp for self-identified girls, trans and gender-expansive youth. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, she now lives in Reno, NV with her partner, Dan, and their pug-mix, Maud. She teaches English at the University of Nevada, Reno and is the drummer and singer of the band Fine Motor.