Juliet Escoria on Writing a Memoir With No Redemptive Lesson at the End

Juliet Escoria is the guest. Her debut novel, Juliet the Maniac, is available from Melville House. It was the official May pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club. This is Juliet’s second time on the program. She first appeared in Episode 273 on April 30, 2014. She also wrote the short story collection Black Cloud, […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-08-14 08:47:08 UTC ]
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