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Hungry People
by Tasha Coryell

publication date: August 6, 2018


softcover, $16
(ISBN:  978-1-721553-45-7)


All of the characters in Hungry People are hungry for something. Some are hungry for love, others are hungry for fame or money or children or food itself. These darkly funny stories explore the inexplicable cravings of people and the ways in which they try to fulfill them. 

Praise for Hungry People:

"Tasha Coryell gives us food for hungry hearts. The women are anxious and complicated; the men bring Cheetos instead of flowers. Her stories are tight and intimate, dark and dirty—hot and short with running, racing hearts and bare feet. Like secrets. Like gasps. Like screams. Like smoky, steamy, beery nights plus danger and sex and fireworks."

Leesa Cross-Smith, author of Half-Blown Rose and Whiskey & Ribbons

"In this time and in this place, Tasha Coryell is our master of the raw and cooked comedy-of-manners, and her book, Hungry People might be a Lady’s Etiquette when everyone is graced with shivs. No one but Coryell can capture the particular sensation, the moment-to-moment in the moment of the peculiar funhouse of uncanny Valley Girl reflections found in our polycarbonate screens and hip-hopic sick beats springing from our ear-budded ear-worms. This book is an instant classic and this instant’s high class act."

Michael Martone, author of Brooding and The Moon Over Wapakoneta


"Coryell holds a prism of human desire into the light, bringing our most primal, irreconcilable, hilarious needs into focus—the yearning to be fed. To feel safe, loved, and remembered. A trove of stories to return to, and a writer to watch on her way into the stratosphere."

Tabitha Blankenbiller, author of EATS OF EDEN


Tasha Coryell writes and teaches in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Her debut novel, If I Kill You, is forthcoming in 2024. You can find Tasha tweeting about writing, running, her baby, and television at @tashaaaaaaa. 

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