|Posted by allthingsthatmatterpress on October 3, 2009 at 1:56 PM|
JUST RELEASED BY AUTHOR JEN KNOX, MUSICAL CHAIRS.
Musical Chairs explores one family's history of mental health diagnoses and searches to define the cusp between a '90s working-class childhood and the trouble of adapting to a comfortable life in the suburbs. In order to understand her restlessness, Jennifer reflects on years ofstrip-dancing, alcoholism, and estrangement. Inspired by the leastlikely source, the family she left behind, Jennifer struggles towards reconciliation. This story is about identity, class, family ties, and the elusive nature of mental illness.
Jen Knox is a Fiction Editor at Our Stories Literary Journal, and worksas a freelance writer, editor, and writing tutor. She grew up in Ohio,and lives in Texas, where she is currently working on a novel entitled"Absurd Hunger."