|The latest book by Carmen Firan, WORDS & FLESH, will be the focus of an event hosted by Cornelia Street Cafe on December 21. Special Guest will be Isaiah Sheffer, artistic director at Symphony Space on Broadway, Host of Selected Shorts on NPR
WORDS & FLESH, fiction and essays, is the latest book by Carmen Firan, published by Talisman House. With a preface by Andrei Codrescu.
"The secret of how the deeply farcical and the profoundly human can coexist and engender one another has been patented by eastern European writers. Carmen Firan's stories are heirs to that tradition, and the world of her stories is filled with the pathos of people caught by uniquely contemporary dilemmas. These are stories of exile, loss, history, love, and just plain surprise at the oddness of being human at this time. Poetry and humor infuse her world, and the chill of strange magic is always in the air."
- Andrei Codrescu, writer, NPR commentator