“In A Relationship,” a brand-new story by Marcy, is now up in the summer issue of BLIP MAGAZINE, formerly known as Mississippi Review Online. Here’s how it starts:
Daphne was still Facebook friends with her ex-boyfriend. She witnessed the moment that his status was updated. Sam was no longerSingle. He was In a relationship.
In a relationship. In a relationship. In a relationship.
But not with her.
For an article on “beach reads for smart people,” The Atlantic Wire’s Hannah Miet asked Marcy for a recommendation. She picked Miranda July’s It Chooses You:
It is always comforting, to read about a writer who finds herself stuck. In this memoir that does not read like a memoir, July goes through a strange and uniquely uplifting odyssey, as she interviews an oddball handful of Los Angeles misfits who put random possessions for sale in the PennySaver.
Powell’s Books, the beloved independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, features Marcy as one of its “Writers to Watch,” along with Joshua Mohr, Sam Lipsyte, and Karen Russell. You can save 30% off the cover price when you order Bad Marie from Powell’s.
Bad Marie is part of HarperPerennial’s “20 books for $20” sale — for the month of August, you can pick up the eBook version in all the popular formats (Kindle, Nook, iBooks, and Google ebooks) for only 99 cents! At the same time, the print version is available from Amazon for $5.60. You can also get this amazing deal from a number of great independent bookstores.