Reissued now in paperback after her prizewinning novel Lord of Misrule brought the author well-deserved notice, this 1999 novel by Jaimy Gordon is the solemnly hilarious, off-kilter tale of Ursula Koderer, lover of "girlgoyles" and rebellious sanitarium patient. Ursula's distinctive voice draws readers in to wonderfully wild three-ring circus of psychiatry and lust.

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysely Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.