“Michalski writes differently than most people these days. She reminds me of Flannery O’Connor and Alice Munro, and there is a calmness and dignity to her prose, despite its darkness, which is almost antithetical to anything else I’ve read. She never takes the easy way out; she always walks straight into the storm." – Ben Lorry, author of Stories for the Night and Some for the Day
"With these two brilliant novellas, Michalski shows us that she is an enormous talent, one to be reckoned with. Using an impressive range of voice, and a serious grasp of human frailty and beauty, she tackles the very mystery of our human existence. These are extraordinary graceful books." – Paula Bomer, author of Nine Months and Baby
“Jen Michalski is a stunning writer. The two novellas that make up Could You Be With Her Now are everything you could want them to be: urgent, darkly funny, devastating. Every moment, even the most seemingly ordinary, crackles with danger and surprise." – Laura van den Berg, author of What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us
"Michalski's novellas are a beautiful one-two punch to the heart. They astonish with their wisdom, sly grace, and trenchant insights into the price of happiness." – James Magruder, Sugarless
You can preorder from Dzanc Books here. When you order, you'll receive a copy of the paperback when it publishes on January 15, 2013, and the ebook version as soon as it is available.