The Orange Suitcase by Joseph Riippi

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In the 34 stories filling THE ORANGE SUITCASE, Joseph Riippi packs an intimate and powerful portrait of a young man s life. From a childhood spent snipering neighbours with BB guns, to adulthood grasping at love and art in New York City, THE ORANGE SUITCASE shows us not only the way life is lived but perhaps more importantly how it is remembered.

About Joseph Riippi

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Joseph Riippi's writing has appeared in BOMB's Word Choice, The Brooklyn Rail, PANK, Everyday Genius, elimae, Bitter Oleander, Salamander, and many others. He is the author of the novel DO SOMETHING! DO SOMETHING! DO SOMETHING! (Ampersand Books, 2009) and the short story collection THE ORANGE SUITCASE (Ampersand Books, 2011). RESEARCH: A Novel for Performance is currently in development with The Claque in New York City for production in late 2011. TREESISTERS, a 24-part poem, will be published by Greying Ghost Press in 2012. He lives with his wife in New York City.
Published June 4, 2013 by Dzanc Books. 92 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Meandering associations and tenderhearted memories vie for a bit of light in Riipi's mild, ironic first collection (after novel Do Something!

Jan 10 2011 | Read Full Review of The Orange Suitcase: Stories

Pank Magazine

For example, in ‘Something About Borges and the Blind in Chelsea’, he writes: “I’d like to know what a Borges story feels like.

Dec 28 2010 | Read Full Review of The Orange Suitcase: Stories

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