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BABY'S ON FIRE

 

"Liz Prato’s characters blaze
with humanity, sensuality, and hope." 
             —Dylan Landis, author of Rainey Royal
 
  

 

 “Liz Prato’s stories are funny and warm as can be, so even when they are painful and sad, they still genuinely welcome a reader.” –Aimee BenderThe Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

   

 

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     “Liz Prato’s stories are filled with the lost, the lonely, and the damned, and she makes all of them sing with a haunting grandeur. Baby's on Fire is a lamentation brimming with wit, candor, and the eternal possibility of mercy.”—Steve Almond, Against Football: A Manifesto"

     “The stories are at once beautifully written and tremendously compelling. A knockout collection.” —Molly AntopolThe UnAmericans

 "Raw, relatable characters make this collection of tales a winner. With its clarity, insight, and bare emotion, Prato’s collection is an excellent addition to the world of short fiction — and one with the potential to set my literary preferences on fire. --Washington Independent Review of Books

     "Rich and haunting, Prato's stories don't just take the reader for a ride. They push us along, poking and prodding and cajoling to the brink of discomfort before yanking right back into sanity. Though this is Prato's first collection of short stories, it is assuredly not her last. She writes in a way that forces readers to take notice, gripping hearts and clenching souls.      Summerset Review

     "In her debut collection, Liz Prato honors the individual’s small battles. Prato’s prose is widely appealing and many- layered; her language is breezy and deceptively casual, while her content is visceral . . . [reminding] us that hope is bigger than our relative smallness."   --The Atticus Review

 

     "Running beneath each story in Baby’s on Fire is a murmuring chaos, the kind that seems to bubble beneath the surface either as the aftermath of, or building up to, a full-blown eruption.  I’ll remember the name Liz Prato and not hesitate to join her again on the page." --New Pages

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