Wild Thing by Molly Gaudry
49 pages. Perfect-bound.
Molly Gaudry’s Wild Thing is the chronicle of accident and recovery, of loss and healing. But the beauty of Gaudry’s complex, heartbreaking narrative is how these terms shift, disappear, and blur until indistinguishable. The accident is a moment. The recovery is the trauma. The loss is recovered. The recovery heals someone who hadn’t existed before. And maybe you, too. Wild Thing is that kind of truth. The kind you want to remember more than you know you can.
In 2011, Molly Gaudry was shortlisted for the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry, and her verse novel We Take Me Apart was named 2nd finalist for the Asian American Literary Award for Poetry. In 2012, YesYes Books released the 3-author volume Frequencies, which includes her short fiction collection “Lost July.” In 2014, Ampersand Books is slated to reprint We Take Me Apart in anticipation of the release of its prequel Remember Us and its sequel Desire: A Haunting. Molly is a core faculty member of the Yale Writers’ Conference and is the Creative Director at The Lit Pub.