Molly Giles - Wife With Knife (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 4:00pm

Molly Giles

Wife With Knife

Sat., Nov. 13, 2021 • 4:00pm PT • Corte Madera Store

This event will be hosted in-person at Book Passage's Corte Madera location



Wife with Knife is a collection of quick and quirky short stories, that are an utter delight and winner of the Leapfrog Global Fiction Prize 2020

The speakers in Molly Giles's Wife With Knife offer their truths with surprising starkness: " The actual heart looks more like a tongue than a valentine" states the grief-flayed aunt of "Agate Beach," while the careless driver of "Accident" thinks "If I rear-ended anyone in California, I might be sued or shot but I would not be prayed upon." Many of the stories are not traditional narratives but glimpses of the trouble or healing that lies ahead: teens refusing to heed traffic, lovers staring down death and betrayal and closure. Like a street magician's trick, Wife With Knife holds out each everyday tragedy or quiet triumph only to replace it seamlessly with another.

Molly Gilies is the award-winning author of six story collections and one novel. Rough Translations won The Flannery O'Connor Prize, the Boston Globe Award, and The Bay Area Book Reviewers' Award; Creek Walk won The Small Press Best Fiction Award, the California Commonwealth Silver Medal for Fiction, and was a New York Times Notable Book; Bothered won the Split Oak Press Flash Fiction Award; and All The Wrong Places won the Spokane Prize for Fiction. Her work has also earned The O. Henry Award and the Pushcart Prize, and she has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Marin Arts Council, and the Arkansas Arts Council.




Book Passage Corte Madera
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Wife with Knife Cover Image
ISBN: 9781948585293
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Leapfrog Press - November 16th, 2021