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“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

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Review of The Tide King at Gently Read Literature

Thanks to Bonnie ZoBell for this wonderful, astute review of The Tide King in the Spring 2014 Gently Read Literature that evokes the great writers of magical realism:
One can't help invoking Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his earthy little villages being visited upon by flamboyant angels with crooked wings falling to the earth and how real-life folks would react to such an abnormality. Or perhaps Luis Urrea, who has said when people call his book magical realism that it really isn't, for the miracles he writes about in his fiction did happen and are documented.
You can read the full review here (with a $4.00 purchase price of the issue).