Together, these works illustrate how so often, we fail to go any deeper than the surface of those around us. Both in Jimmy and Sandra’s interactions with the world around them, there is a breakdown of communication, and a failing of those who are close.The best part of writing sometimes is the dialog it fosters with other readers, who often seem to know more about what you're writing than you are.
“Jen Michalski’s second novel is an intense emotional commitment, but a worthwhile one.” – Ploughshares
“Jen is an astonishingly sensitive writer.” – HTML Giant
“Jen Michalski excels in subtlety that is made possible by her nuanced understanding of voice.” – The Rumpus
“Jen is a writerly heavyweight.” – Nate Brown, American Short Fiction
“We’re lucky to have Michalski before the rest of the world discovers her. But they will.” – Baltimore City Paper
March 12, 2013: Review of Could You Be With Her Now at Sundog Lit
Jennifer Ray Morell writes astutely about the relationships between the two novellas in COULD YOU BE WITH HER NOW at Sundog Lit.