We're Here by Sarah Norek
46 pages. Perfect-bound.
It’s coming for you. It is many things, but Sarah Norek’s We’re Here never flees. Vulnerable but unflinching, We’re Here is the story of a mother and a daughter, of a family irrevocably changed and imperfectly re-formed. It is a story of bodies and the injuries they cannot heal. This is a work of deep beauty and deep hurt, but it is not grim. No, this is a story about what hope can hold together and what love can keep away.
Sarah Norek lives and works in Oregon. Her stories have previously appeared in The Collagist, Juked, Wigleaf, and elsewhere, and can be found topping the bottles of Harris Bridge Vineyard dessert wines. Her work has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and she’s currently finishing up a story collection.