Tailwinds Press has published a new book by Laura Marello, an English professor at University of Lynchburg. “The Gender of Inanimate Objects and Other Stories” was released on August 15.
The book includes a novella, “The Gender of Inanimate Objects,” about an “enigmatic drifter” navigating the complex culture of Sweetwater County, California. “Through subtle, disciplined prose inflected with the deep colors and clear lines of ancient Mykonos and the northern Californian coast, [the book] depicts the liminal and often surreal states of temporarily rootless people — Old World immigrants, grad students, married managers at a business conference — who teeter ambivalently on the cusp of freedom as they reach back for the stories and relationships that bind them,” says the book description on the Tailwinds Press website.
Tailwinds Press recently published a Q&A with Marello discussing her book and her teaching career. “I consider it a privilege to work with young people, to talk about literature and writing with them,” she says in the Q&A. Read the full piece at http://www.tailwindspress.com/the-tailwinds-review/a-brief-interview-with-laura-marello-the-gender-of-inanimate-objects-and-other-stories