Jayne Martin

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” —Nora Ephron

Over at Grist, A Journal of Literary Arts, Hayli Cox has offered a (really terrific) review of Tender Cuts. She offers keen insights into the way the stories work, beginning:

In 38 flash pieces, each delightfully positioned on a single page, Jayne Martin offers up a biting and intimate showcase of the kinds of violence, grief, tenderness, and persistence a lifetime can contain. Every story is preceded by its own image complete with hearts broken or whole—a vital and artful distillation of events to come. Martin’s vignettes draw the reader into character and scene before telling the story of a new kind of injury or pain, often subverting expectations with a twist or sudden insight. 

—Hayli Cox at Grist

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