Queen's Ferry Press

The Sin Eater and Other Stories

Elizabeth Frankie Rollins



Damage suffuses The Sin Eater and Other Stories. From within Elizabeth Frankie Rollins’ construct of the blighted home an adulterous husband calls on the services of a stranger to expunge his guilt, a young couple is diagnosed with the bubonic plague, and a bored woman finds herself growing a tail. Yet these others don’t dwell; instead, they frame themselves in a way that is sound in structure and sentiment and plunges them from metaphor into modern-day marvel. In the evocative stories of this debut collection, even the tightest crevices dazzle with restorative possibility.

Elizabeth Frankie Rollins has published work in the Sonora Review, WordPlaySound, Drunken Boat, Conjunctions, Green Mountains Review, Superstition Review, The New England Review, and The Cincinnati Review, among others. Author of The Sin Eater, Corvid Press, she’s previously received a New Jersey Prose Fellowship and a Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize Anthology. She lives in Tucson and teaches writing at Pima Community College and The University of Arizona Poetry Center. She is on the board at the non-profit writing center, Casa Libre en la Solana. Samples of her work can be found here: www.madamekaramazov.com.