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Author: Ashley Wurzbacher
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2019]
Series: John Simmons Short Fiction Award
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Spanning a wide range of distinct perspectives, voices, styles, and settings, the ten shimmering stories in Happy Like This offer lyrical, deeply felt, often humorous meditations on the complexity of choice and the ambiguity of happiness. Two identical twins watch their bodies and lives diverge as one of them takes up competitive bodybuilding. A part-time mermaid struggles with her fluid sexuality and turbulent  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Short stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wurzbacher, Ashley, 1985- author.
Happy like this
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2019017522
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ashley Wurzbacher
ISBN: 9781609386832 1609386833
OCLC Number: 1097364611
Awards: The Iowa Short Fiction Award and the John Simmons Short Fiction Award
Description: 209 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Sickness and health --
Ripped --
What it's like to be us --
Fake mermaid --
Happy like that --
American moon --
Make yourself at home --
The problem with you is that --
Burden --
Happy like this.
Series Title: John Simmons Short Fiction Award
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Ashley Wurzbacher.


The characters in Happy Like This are smart girls and professional women who search for happiness in roles and relationships that are often unscripted or unconventional. The ten shimmering stories in  Read more...


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