NEWS AND UPDATES:
The New York Times Book Review has recently featured the May 2019 release, 2nd edition of Suspended Heart, saying Fowler possesses a "bright and affectionate vision of mystical worlds." In other news, audio books for Suspended Heart, and Beautiful Ape Girls Baby are projected to be available by late January, with a second edition of This Time While We're Awake releasing in February 2020.
See this site's blog for more details as the dates near. Also, four new books in progress. More news soon about them and collaborative theatrical projects. Stay tuned.
SUSPENDED HEART: STORIES
Collector's Edition with Bonus Stories
Back in print: Nearly a decade after the release of Fowler's debut short fiction collection, on May 15, 2019, Pink Narcissus Press has released a special Collector's Edition of Fowler's Suspended Heart. Be sure to pick up a copy of this edition, which includes bonus stories previously unpublished in collections:
In an explosion of love's metaphors, Fowler's debut collection of stories, SUSPENDED HEART, takes on American fabulism with a cast of unexpected heroines in the narratives of life and loss-women whose hearts fall out at public malls, women whose bodies bloom with changing seasons, women who sprout blades or have multiple eyes, sleep as snakes, or birth saints like lapis lazuli babies. Where there is struggle and sadness, there is also humor: Fowler's fictive voice has been compared to both Franz Kafka and Donald Barthelme. There's a fearlessness to this prose, a melody of life and magic and loss. Selected stories in this volume have been published online and in Australia.
BEAUTIFUL APE GIRL BABY, A NOVEL
A rollicking ride of a magical realist, coming-of-age story that explores sex and gender in ways that will have you laughing out loud. Be prepared to travel light with a somewhat murderous female protagonist en route across the country - where it's so hard to be a strong, violent, little ape girl - looking in all the wrong places for forever kinds of love.
PEOPLE WITH HOLES: STORIES
Hailed as "magic realism at its finest," Fowler's stories reveal the small but essential truths that motivate sex, love, and tragedy in relationships. Previously compared to Franz Kafka, Shirley Jackson, and the love child of Joyce Carol Oates and Angela Carter, Fowler's voice flips in tone and cadence in ways that delight her readers. Whether in museums of solitude, airports of dreams, archers' fields, freak shows, urban cafes, or the cottages of dwarves, her stories explore love's inevitable consequences. Fowler's unique visions are thought-provoking, with a touch of feminist sensibility, and shot through with quirky and laugh-out-loud humor.
THIS TIME, WHILE WE'RE AWAKE: STORIES
Fowler's new collection, This Time, While We're Awake, welcomes you to the worlds of egregious dystopias-environments where tornadoes come one after another as neighbors spar, drugged breeders make babies in the near-future for the sterile rich, and humans are sacrificed by contract to aliens who protect them. In this collection, Fowler examines what it means to be fair and humane in the surreal landscapes where the ruling factions are neither of these things. Come and get your Practice Baby, if you'd like to try parenting. Take an injection to experience love without a partner. This collection showcases not only Fowler's trademark heart and humor, but also a darker dimension of commentary similar to Bradbury or The Twilight Zone. Selected stories in this volume have been published internationally and online.