Gerry Wilson’s vivid debut collection tackles a vast array of human experiences: death, birth, love, abuse, parenting, infidelity, youth, and aging. Rich with metaphor and dark symbolism, Crosscurrents shows women fighting the undertow of their tragedies with wisdom and sincerity. —Erika Krouse, author of Contenders
What a dazzling debut collection. Gerry Wilson’s spare, lucid prose and inventive story design illuminate the secret truth that, even within the loops and tangles of relationships and family, all of us are strays, wild, fragile, and hungry. These stories explore losses and the discoveries loss impels, yet Crosscurrents is, above all, about connection—never easy, often found where least expected, but giving life surprising grace. —Lynne Barrett, author of Magpies
Gerry Wilson’s stories are about the essential tugs between desires: for safety or risk; for adventure or comfort; for sanctioned action or the indubitably un. Her characters are in mortal combat, most often with themselves. This is a very exciting and compelling collection of stories; I loved reading it. —Antonya Nelson, author of Funny Once: Stories
Crosscurrents and Other Stories is available from Press 53 and on Amazon.
Sample Gerry’s short fiction . . .
Forthcoming: “Life Line,” december, Spring 2023
“Escape,” Halfway Down the Stairs, June 2022
“Mating,” Prime Number.61, anthologized in Prime Number Magazine, Editor’s Selections: Volume 4. “Mating” won the Prime Number/Press 53 Short Story Contest 2014 and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
“Pieces,” Prime Number.19, anthologized in Prime Number Magazine, Editors’ Selections: Volume 2. “Pieces” was a finalist in the William Richey Short Fiction Contest, Yemassee Journal.
“Wives,” Halfway Down the Stairs, 2010.