- Originally from Vermont, I now live in North Carolina. My work can be found in recent issues of REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, and Pank, among others, and forthcoming from Gargoyle #57 and REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. For two years I worked as an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. Currently, I serve as a mentor for Dzanc's Creative Writing Sessions. I'm working on two novels and a short story collection. In May, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the 2011 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.
Sunday, September 03, 2006
The Good Works of Ayela Linde by Charlotte Forbes
I've just finished this delightful, lyrical novel. What makes it so special is its structure. It's a wise choice. Forbes allows several characters their chance to tell what they know of the novel's central character, Ayela Linde. It's through this fractured, many angled lens readers can best see the whole picture, can hold the most truthful version of Ayela in their minds. It's a novel driven by character through time, and time through character. A wonderful read.