Ranging in location from St. Germain and Mexico City to a coldly bucolic New England, these individually wrapped dreams record the struggle of contemporary consciousness for placement and connection. Treat’s narrators--American, female, mostly single--are cultural refugees given to obsession and passionate longing. In the complex title story, a woman attempts to imagine her friend’s love affair, succeeding with such vividness that woman and friend begin to merge. In “Radio Disturbance” a character gradually becomes so attached to her therapist’s voice that she insinuates herself into the woman’s home. These are haunting, intricately textured fictions that will lift you high above familiar ground.
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Women in varying states of desperation and instability struggle to forge connections, either real or imagined, with the strangers who surround them in the nine tales of Treat's second short story collection.| Read Full Review of Not a Chance: Fictions
“Jessica Treat’s collection of short stories Not a Chance beams with a consistent tonal quality, a Hemingway-esque use of language, and narrators who seem to relay a curiously similar impulsive personality from story to story.| Read Full Review of Not a Chance: Fictions
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