By Marina Rubin
Paperback, 5.5×8.5, 186 pages, ISBN 9780921332886
Insightful, and often wickedly funny, Marina Rubin’s Knockout Beauty and Other Afflictions is an award-nominated collection of stories – of desire, damage, and human meandering.
The profound, “Man in a Fedora,” examines the depths and reality of friendship; In “Smorgas,” a woman’s relentless quest to have it all hurls her into a passionate and intricate relationship with two men who happen to be best friends; “Who to Call in Case of Emergency” is a unique take on the #MeToo movement, and “You Can Live with This Nose” is a conversation about plastic surgery overheard at an LGBTQ synagogue. Knockout Beauty and Other Afflictions is filled with drama, irony, humor, and unforgettable characters.
Affairs, addictions, loss, and loneliness come alive on these pages, as well as hope, redemption, and the search for beauty.