Leni Zumas is the author of Red Clocks (forthcoming from Little, Brown and The Borough Press/HarperCollins UK); Farewell Navigator (Open City); and The Listeners (Tin House), which was a finalist for the 2013 Oregon Book Award. She lives in Portland, Oregon, and teaches writing at Portland State University.
Genres: Literary Fiction
Leni Zumas recommends
What Should Be Wild (2018)
"What Should Be Wild is a Gothic stunner for the 21st centuryprovocative, luxuriant, unsettling. Prepare to be mesmerized."
"With an agile precision reminiscent of Lydia Davis, Laura Sims captures the obsessiveness of a woman who unravels after the collapse of her marriage. A taut, gripping portrait, all the more sinister for its elegance."
The Cassandra (2019)
"The Cassandra feels powerfully?chillingly?relevant to our own political moment, even as it unfolds against the bleak splendor of the 1940s American West. It’s a harrowing story, beautifully told, of patriarchy and violence intertwining to make a combustible monster; and of the woman who speaks the truth about this monster, only to be dismissed as unhinged."
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