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Seven Stories Press
(May 2017)

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THINGS TO DO, WHEN YOU'RE GOTH IN THE COUNTRY

Chavisa Woods

Capturing the lyricism of lives without a future in a southern Illinois, southern
Indiana, and New York City, Things to Do When You're Goth in the Country introduces us to Chavisa Woods's people. They are smart and poor, lost and hoping not to be found, a people of faith who have no god, and of high hopes but few if any expectations - inhabitants, mostly young, of a third world country without a name that exists within America, mostly hidden.

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4. November 2016, Quote
Set at the irresistible junction of toxic reality and the truly strange, the electric unexplainable, Chavisa Woods stirs up stories of drugs and dykes, mutant mohawks, the Gaza Strip and green glowing orbs. Here, the outsider becomes truly alien. Murakami

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8. March 2017, Review
[...] it is a rare work of literary fiction that fully showcases the rich and diverse American populace. The stories establish instant, distinct [...] -- Booklist, starred review

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24. May 2017, Review
[...] Woods embraces the complex humanity of her characters even as she explores the tragedy of enculturation, identifying forces that divide us. Think of her as a literary exorcist, calling out certain entities that possess rural America: isolation, work

The Rumpus

24. May 2017, Interview
Interview with Chavisa Woods in Lambda Literary.

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1. September 2017, Review
[...]As Woods's characters struggle to eke out an identity, they confront the bleak difficulties of their lives and persist in surviving.

Publishers Weekly

3. November 2017, Review
[...] The stories of Woods' collection are somewhat fantastical and take place pre-president Trump, against the background of the Gulf War, the Clinton and Obama administrations, yet offer a more sympathetic, interesting, and downright wacky look at small

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