If you’re interested in writing a review, interview, essay, or article about our new short story collection GHOSTS OF YOU by Cathy Ulrich, please contact the Publishers of Okay Donkey Press at okaydonkeymag (at) gmail (dot) com.
Cathy will be reading from her book GHOSTS OF YOU at Stories Books in Echo Park, Los Angeles, California on Friday, November 1st at 8:00 p.m. She will be joined by several other wonderful Okay Donkey Magazine authors, such as Steve Chang, Marisa Crane, Brian Dau, and Anna Vangela Jones. Come join us!
“‘The thing about being the murdered girl,’ writes Cathy Ulrich, ‘is you set the plot in motion.’ But, of course, it’s Ulrich who brilliantly constructs the plot around, in, before, through, and after a violent crime – making fully realized gems of stories in the most unlikely of spaces.” – Amber Sparks, author of THE UNFINISHED WORLD and AND I DO NOT FORGIVE YOU
“GHOSTS OF YOU, the eagerly anticipated compilation of Cathy Ulrich’s brilliantly original ‘Murdered Ladies’ stories, is by turns a haunted and haunting literary work. This book left me deeply moved, shaken, and forever changed. Read these stories, then seek out everything else Ulrich has written, for she is a writer of singular voice and vision, and this is only the beginning.” – Kathy Fish, author of WILD LIFE: COLLECTED WORKS, 2003-20018
“Cathy Ulrich gives voice to the romanticized murdered darlings – wives, prom queens, babysitters, cheerleaders – lying unquestioned at the heart of American media. GHOSTS OF YOU is a powerful meditation restoring their lives anew, and more: a lyrical and fiercely human howl.” – Kendra Fortmeyer, author of HOLE IN THE MIDDLE
“In a dazzling, richly detailed series of second-person narratives addressed to ghostly girls and women, Cathy Ulrich unearths their buried lives and the afterlives of those around them. Every single one of them becomes unforgettable. In a culture increasingly inured to violence against women, at a time when women are being systematically disempowered, their bodies and voices erased, stories like these take on particular urgency and importance. GHOSTS OF YOU will haunt you. Don’t miss this stunning debut collection.” – Jacqueline Doyle, author of THE MISSING GIRL