American Grief in Four Stages, a collection of short fiction, asks the question: why does our country do so little for the bereaved? Why do we have only empty cliché to address the grief of others? Why do we expect people to just "get over" insurmountable tragedy?
"A captivating debut collection...assured, haunting, and deeply empathetic."
-Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Terrifyingly true and dangerously perceptive, Sadie Hoagland’s provocative fictions deliver us to moments of maximum chaos.” –Melanie Rae Thon, author of SILENCE AND SONG
The book will be released November 1st from West Virginia University Press but you can read more, including more early praise, here, and pre-order here: