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Jen Michalski

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You'll Be Fine (2021; NineStar Press)




"An enjoyable story about an adult trying to grow up"
Kirkus Reviews

Selected, "Best Books We Read This Year (2021)”— Independent Book Review

Coming Soon

The Company of Strangers
(2022; Braddock Avenue Books)

Interview with Corduroy Books

I had so much fun being interviewed by Kati Heng over at Corduroy Books about The Tide King that we actually did it twice—who lets a malfunctioning audio program run a good conversation? Anyway, pleased to see it up today:
You asked me about the ending, and whether I wanted the reader to view it as sad or hopeful. I think the ending is sad, but I also think it’s hopeful. Because, mortal or immortal, all we really have is our hope to move us forward, whether it’s hope that we’ll find a cure for immortality, in Calvin and Ela’s case, or whether we’ll fall in love, or whether we’ll be happy. So I tried to end on the character’s hopes, no matter how slim those hopes were. It seemed the most realistic ending in what I felt was a very realistic book.
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