Five Places You Meet Fifteen-Year-Old You, by Mariana Samuda
About Five Places You Meet Fifteen-Year-Old You:
Five Places You Meet Fifteen-Year-Old You grapples with the fragility of memory, the ravages of chronic illness, plenty of youthful regrets, and unbridled hope for the future. It’s a surreal, strange, and deeply moving trip into a narrator’s psyche while her fifteen-year-old self tags along-with the simultaneous curiosity and nonchalant sarcasm you might expect from a teenager.
About the Author:
Mariana Samuda is from Jamaica. She is a graduate of Chapman University’s MFA program. She has previously published work in Atticus Review, Moko Magazine, Headway Quarterly, and Hoot Review.
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Praise for Five Places You Meet Fifteen-Year-Old You:
"I read Mariana Samuda's Five Places You Meet Fifteen-Year-Old You in one breathless breath. Expertly wrought, wonderfully imaginative, formally inventive, and deeply poignant, this narrative will thrum in your heart and linger in your head long after you've reached the ending. I can't wait to read more from this brilliant storyteller." --Ashley Marie Farmer, author of Dear Damage
"If you could talk to your fifteen-year-old self, what would you say? In Five Places You Meet Fifteen-Year-Old You, Mariana Samuda skillfully weaves humor and sharp prose in this surreal journey through the angsts of teendom and into young adulthood. Five Places explores the weight of regret and the inevitability of memory, creating a poignant book that's hard to forget." --Simone Person, author of Dislocate