Pushcart Prize winner Suzanne Rivecca quickly made a name for herself as a talented new voice in the literary world. Praised as “gripping, distinctive, and altogether impressive” (Booklist), Rivecca’s debut short story collection Death Is Not an Option will captivate listeners with its raw and insightful tales featuring young women grappling with life’s many uncertainties.
In these stories, a teacher obsesses over a student who comes to class with scratch marks on his face; a Catholic girl graduating high school finds a warped kind of redemption in her school’s contrived class rituals; and a woman looking to rent a house is sucked into a strangely inappropriate correspondence with one of the landlords. These are just a few of the powerful plotlines in Suzanne Rivecca’s gorgeously wrought collection. From a college student who adopts a false hippie persona to find love to a young memoirist who bumps up against a sexually obsessed fan, the characters in these fiercely original tales grapple with what it means to be honest with themselves and the world. Download and start listening now!