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Wifey Redux

A Novella by

"Wifey Redux," however, is a domestic story. If you still haven't peeked, here are the first words of the first irresistible six-line sentence: "This is the story of a happy marriage but... " A universe (and a lot of truth) lies in that "but." The narrator next concedes that yeah yeah, he knows, no one wants to read about a happy marriage, and he promises some manner of unstated delinquency that will end with the police banging him against the hood of a squad car. It's a go-for-broke gambit that had me hooked the first time I read it. - Ethan Nosowsky
Editorial Director, Graywolf Press

About the Author: Kevin Barry is the author of the novel City of Bohane, winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the story collections There Are Little Kingdoms and Dark Lies the Island. He lives in County Sligo, Ireland.

About the Guest Editor: Graywolf Press is a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of contemporary American and international literature. Since 1974, Graywolf has championed outstanding writers at all stages of their careers to ensure that diverse voices can be heard in a crowded marketplace.

About the Publisher: Electric Literature is an independent publisher amplifying the power of storytelling through digital innovation. Electric Literature's weekly fiction magazine, Recommended Reading, invites established authors, indie presses, and literary magazines to recommended great fiction. Once a month we feature our own recommendation of original, previously unpublished fiction.


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Kindle Editions

March 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Wifey Redux (Electric Literature's Recommended Reading)
Author(s): Kevin Barry
Publisher: Electric Literature
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