A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature

Volume 7     Issue 2     June 2013

Fiction and Book Excerpts in This Issue

Short fiction writing about disability, especially be writers with disabilities themselves, is not easy to come by. Because of this Wordgathering is very happy to be offering three short stories in this issue. All three of these stories bear in some way on mental health. Liesl Jobson, whose work is well know in South Africa, brings that country alive for the reader in her multi-faceted story. Breath and Shadow editor Chris Kuell's story is one of haunting return, while Shannon O'Connor's story deals with the ridding of another kind of ghost.

Because Wordgathering tries to offer work that is not likely to be found on a "best sellers" list, the editors try to when possible to give a taste of some of the writer's whose books are review here by providing brief excerpts. This time around we have an excerpt from Lisel Jobson's collection Ride the Tortoise and Robert Rudney's debut novel set in Washington, D.C.

Reviews of both Jobson's and Rudney's books appear in the Book Reviews section of this issue.

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