Kay Sorenson is stuck. She is forty years old and still trying -- and failing -- to please her glamorous, willful, and indifferent parents. She abandoned a promising music career, settled into a loveless marriage, became a careless mother, and began to drink, smoke, and daydream too much. But when her mother dies, Kay is left without her lifelong crutch and is finally forced to take her first tentative steps toward becoming the woman she wants to be.
About the Author
Molly Giles teaches creative writing at the University of Arkansas. She has won several short fiction awards, including the Flannery O'Connor Award, the Boston Globe Award, and the Small Press Best Fiction Award.
The New York Times Book Review
Giles...is a gifted writer -- witty, with keen, comic timing and a graceful sense of economy.
San Jose Mercury News
Giles is a darkly funny writer -- one is reminded of Carson McCullers -- and her dialogue is sharp enough to give you whiplash...[a] tough, brilliant little novel.
The Wall Street Journal
Molly Giles is a cut above....With tart humor and sharp wit, she makes her characters boldly three dimensional.
author of Who Do You Love
Iron Shoes is fierce, funny, always exhilarating. This is comedy with an edge to it, and grief that sees with clear eyes.