maud-casey-190The New York Times Book Review called Maud Casey “a stand-up philosopher posing vexing questions about human existence” and praised her “dazzling narrative dare.”  She is the author of two novels, The Shape of Things to Come and Genealogy, and the short story collection Drastic.
Maud has a story forthcoming in the next issue of Forklift, Ohio:  A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety and was kind enough to tell us about a favorite story on Fictionaut:
I’d like to recommend Curtis Smith‘s “In the Jukebox Light.” There’s an ease to the voice, a collective, inquisitive “we” that is often lyrical (“blissful astronaut lovers float in a sky of flashbulb stars”).  A dense, palpable world is conveyed swiftly. It’s a world in which this couple’s loss is not extraordinary but is still worthy of attention. I particularly like the “or not” at the end—that uncertainty is lovely.
“In the Jukebox Light” is the title story of Curtis’s second collection with March Street Press. His new novel, Sound + Noise, was released in 2008.

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