Blessed Hands: Stories
by Frume Halpern
Translated by Yermiyahu Ahron Taub
These slice-of-life stories first appeared in the Yiddish radical press in mid-20th century New York. An over-looked master of the short story genre, Frume Halpern's fiction is now available for the first time, in its entirety, to English-language readers.
These psychologically insightful stories present the lives of protagonists who are working-class poor, social outcasts, and those experiencing illness, disability, and racism. Halpern worked as a massage therapist in a hospital and many of these stories are about those who work with their hands.
Available for pre-publication ordering at a 20% discount, now through October 16, 2023.
Pre-Order - Short Story Collection by an Overlooked Woman Author, Available for the First Time in English
Frayed Edge Press is pleased to announce the publication of Loose in the Bright Fantastic, a new novel by E.B. Moore. Gray-haired Maggie has fled the hospital wearing only her late husband’s ill-fitting wingtips and an ancient mink over her hospital johnny--going on a wild adventure through Boston as her family desperately searches for her.
Early readers have praised the compassion and sensitivity of Loose in the Bright Fantastic, as well as its humor and the centering of an older protagonist:
"[Maggie's] adventure through Boston is hilarious, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful. A fine, satisfying read!" -Juliette Fay, author of Catch Us When We Fall
"...a compassionate and, at times, laugh out loud hilarious tale of family, friendship, and a search for meaning." -Monica R., NetGalley
“...upends the expected story of a failing mind, gifting us with Maggie, a woman who never gives up her potent core of vibrancy and finds one more magnificent adventure.” Randy Susan Meyers, author of Waisted
More information and buying options are available on the book webpage.
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¿Cómo Hacer Preguntas? by Daniel Hales
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