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Lissa McLaughlin
Troubled by His Complexion

1988
Stories, 128 pages, letterpress, smyth-sewn
ISBN 0-930901-52-5, paper $14
0-930901-53-3, paper, signed $20

Seeing the Multitudes Delayed

1979
Stories, 76 pages, offset
0-930900-75-8, cloth $25
0-930900-76-6, paper $14

"It almost seems she not so much composes her stories, but like a spirit medium, discovers them from another place. It's kind of shadowy and distracted, almost just being formed as the reader enters them. This is a quality that makes writing enchanted."

--Russell Edson


"The tension between the story that wants to be told and the limit of words creates an almost physical space of loss and worldlessness. Landscape and gesture take on the functions of plot and character to disclose strange drifting correspondences between feeling and meaning--all resonant with her extraordinary cadences. The voice is ironical, austerely beautiful and strong.... To be reread."

--Reality Studios