Uncommon Miracles–Coming Soon!

In a thrilling turn of events, my first fiction collection, Uncommon Miracles, comes out later this year. PS Publishing is releasing both a hardcover and e-edition. The collection contains eighteen stories, many of which have been previous published in venues such as the New Haven Review, the Cream City Review, Interzone, Black Static, and Farrago’s Wainscot. A few of the stories will be finding their way into the world for the very first time. Here is a brief description:

 

A grieving man travels through time via car crashes. A family of matriarchs collects recipes for the dead. A woman gains an unexpected child in the midst of a bunny apocalypse. This collection highlights themes that run through much of my work: personal catastrophe, culture chaos, and the ugly miracles that arise out of individual moments of desperation. In the end it is the individuals who drive these stories forward and their wild obsessions that carry them through. All of which is to say these stories carry a very “Julie” brand of meticulous and beautiful weirdness.

 

Curious what others are saying about the book?

“Julie C. Day’s stories are strongly strange, whether happening in a sort of now in this country or in a weirdly altered past. These stories seem to be what the term American Gothic was meant for.”

–John Crowley, author of Little, Big and the Ægypt tetralogy.
World Fantasy Award winner for Best Novel, World Fantasy award winner for Life Achievement, & recipient of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award in Literature.

 

“A collection of stories to unsettle your dreams and make the world a stranger and more delightful place.”

–Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble, Stranger Things Happen, and Magic for Beginners.
Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Hugo Award winner, Nebula Award winner, World Fantasy Award winner.

 

“Julie C. Day’s new collection, Uncommon Miracles, relates stories about what happens when strangeness, dream-like and nightmarish, infiltrates the lives of everyday people. A unique new voice in short fiction – sharp writing and a wonderfully idiosyncratic imagination.”

–Jeffrey Ford, author of The Girl in the Glass, The Physiognomy, The Drowned Life, A Natural History of Hell, and many others.
World Fantasy Award winner, Nebula Award winner, Shirley Jackson Award winner, Edgar Allan Poe Award winner.

 

“Julie C. Day makes a bold debut with this genre-bending collection of stories. At times whimsical, at times heartbreaking, but always clear-eyed and honest, Uncommon Miracles proves that Day has joined the front ranks of the writers carrying American fantasy into a new golden age.”

–Nathan Ballingrud, author of North American Lake Monsters and The Visible Filth.
Shirley Jackson Award winner. Shortlisted for the World Fantasy, British Fantasy, and Bram Stoker Awards.

 

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