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Book details
  • SubGenre:Literary
  • Language:English
  • Pages:242
  • eBook ISBN:9780615350332

Straining to Parallel Park in an Empty Field

A series of interruptions on the way to getting somewhere.

by Jessica Kane

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Straining to Parallel Park in an Empty Field is a series of short stories, monologues, and vignettes, based on the author's everyday experiences.
Over the course of a year, Jessica Kane documented her everyday moments. She wrote down the conversations she had with her crazed but brilliant mother, and with her loving but major-slob-of-a-husband. She wrote down the things that happened on errands, on the street, at work, and while driving. She wrote about all the irritating, ridiculous dramas that came and went. Sometimes she wrote about her past or she wrote about the voices she heard in her head, or the neurotic thoughts that kept her up at night, or the words of wisdom she heard from her heart. From an aerial view, it might not appear like much is happening in these moments, but Ms. Kane reminds us that really, inside every moment, underneath its obviousness, there exists a little gem waiting to be noticed.
About the author
Jessica Kane is a writer, director, and producer. Most recently, Jessica released a CD of a radio play she wrote and directed called Two Sizes Too Small, which made its theatrical debut at the New York International Fringe Festival last summer, 2010. Jessica is also the writer/performer of Straining to Parallel Park in an Empty Field, a collection of monologues, short stories, and vignettes based on Jessica’s everyday adventures over the course of a year. Jessica has also written a collection of country songs called Messy Jessy, inspired by fights she had with her husband. Jessica has worked as a special effects make-up artist on Broadway, and has an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Jessica presently lives in the woods of the Adirondacks with her husband Chris and her cat SeaLips. More info can be found at her website:
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