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Forthcoming: December 15, 2021

ISBN:      978-1-952897-20-7

Preorder info:

Preorders of My Share of the Body are available RIGHT HERE from midnight on 11/15/21 through 11:59pm on 12/8/21. After 12/8, sales of MSOTB will be closed until the official publication date of 12/15/21.

The first fifty (50) US preorders will include a pre-signed autograph plate, one per address. Readers who purchased a 2021 SLP Subscription (either full or fiction-only) are automatically included in this group. If your order is among the first fifty, it will be noted in the confirmation email we'll send once we begin shipping. Orders should (hopefully) be in your hands no later than 12/15/21, but please be patient.

We're so excited to share Devon's story collection with you all!

My Share of the Body, Devon Capizzi's debut story collection, explores loss and the cost of coming of age. A young boy learns the pangs and trials of first crushes, baseball, and adolescent heartbreak. Childhood best friends embark on a pilgrimage to Pennsylvania caverns, searching for redemption. A young woman develops an obsession with her father's urn in the wake of his untimely death, carting the vessel from place to place: the grocery store, the movie theatre, the river. 

 

These stories grapple with grief and the constraints of time. They explore the ways our expectations—of ourselves, of the people we love—often live in tension with our lived experiences, and follow characters in the throes of change, always searching for what's been lost, for what's just out of reach, for newfound ways of carrying their pain.

Praise for My Share of the Body:

 

"In these uncertain times, I’m grateful for the work of Devon Capizzi. My Share of the Body is a wondrous, raw, and deeply felt collection of stories. This is a beautiful debut that sings true and mighty; and a beautiful portrait of love and hope as we navigate this flawed, bright world."
—Paul Yoon, author of Once the Shore and Run Me to Earth

"An incandescent debut. In these seven stories, Devon Capizzi brilliantly limns grief, love, queerness, and the infuriating, irresolvable conundrum known as the human condition. Tender, wise, and often wickedly funny and surprising, this collection will break your heart and put it back together again."

—Mako Yoshikawa, author of One Hundred and One Ways and Once Removed

"As I read these wise and radiant stories, I kept wondering: How can someone so young understand the human heart, the many ways it breaks and mends, so well? Each one is a gem, and I can't wait to see where Devon Capizzi takes us next."
—Julia Glass, author of Three Junes and A House Among the Trees