Genres: Contemporary, short stories
“In her willingness to go places dark and light, and in prose that is both crystal clear and palpably suggestive, Nicole Zelniker reminds us that to be human means to move in complex concert with others, even when our individual dances feel like strange, dizzying solos. Watching her characters contend with the motions of their lives is like being allowed inside a room you recognize but take in from a fresh, exposed corner. A wonderful debut collection.”Mylène Dressler, author of The Last To See Me
Nicole Zelniker’s Last Dance, a collection of short stories, is now available at Bookshop, Barnes and Noble, and more. Listen to the Who Knows? podcast episode “‘Writing and Authorship’ with Nicole Zelniker” to hear more about Last Dance.
A content warning: Content in this book includes depictions or mentions of car accidents, child abuse and neglect, death, domestic violence, eating disorders, grief, illness-induced weight loss, medical trauma, racism, serious illness, sexism, and sexual assault.