So We Can Glow by Leesa Cross-Smith


A lush, glittering short story collection exploring female obsession and desire by an award-winning author Roxane Gay calls “a consummate storyteller.”

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Our Bookseller says:

“‘…but he didn’t know how to be special, how to glow. […] There was no big secret. You just had to let the things in your heart get real dark first.’

Deceptively simple, this collection of 42 (!!) stories braids discordant strands of female desire into a cohesive narrative, knots and snags woven into the fray.

There are blink-and-you-miss-it short stories interspersed with slow, pornographically long blinks of stories, each of them as playfully different in structure as they are in content. From first girlish blush to propulsive nymph, satiated housewife to dissatisfied sidepiece, a recipe for “girlheart cake” to the wrangling from an abusive boyfriend, Cross-Smith has a keen awareness of the duality of desire. Nothing, neither plot nor sentence, is quite as straightforward as it seems. This is desire as unapologetic emotional wreckage.” <3 Miranda

So We Can Glow by Leesa Cross-Smith