"Baltimore author Jen Michalski's fascinating debut novel, The Tide King, features a cast of characters that includes a nearly 200 year old woman, a couple of hardened war veterans who survived some of history’s bloodiest battles, an upper-crust art curator, and a country western star who happens to be a dwarf. She has previously written short story and novella collections, exploring issues of love and modern-day myth. The Tide King delves into deeper territory, dealing with eternal life despite the horrors of war. The story richochets back and forth between the early 1800s and the 1970s, with stops in Europe, Baltimore, and Maryland’s Eastern Shore, among other places."If you miss it (or are out of state), you can catch the podcast here: http://www.wypr.org/podcast/tide-king
“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
8/2/13: Appearance on WYPR's "Maryland Morning"
I'll be on WYPR's "Maryland Morning" on Monday, August 5, 9:30ish a.m., to talk about The Tide King: