In "Floor Plans", a woman at the end of her marriage tests her power when she inadvertently befriends the neighbor trying to buy her apartment. In "Appetite," a 16-year old grieving her mother's death experiences first love and questions how much more heartbreak she and her family can endure.
In "Dinosaurs", a recent widower and a young babysitter help each other navigate how much they have to give-and how much they can take-from the people around them.
Through stories that are at once empathetic and unexpected, these women and girls defiantly push the boundaries between selfishness and self-possession. With a fresh voice and bold honesty, Back Talk examines how narrowly our culture allows women to express their desires.
©2018 Danielle Lazarin (P)2018 Tantor