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Jess Arndt presents Large Animals

Join Catapult as we celebrate the release of Jess Arndt's debut collection, Large Animals. (Maggie Nelson called it "Acerbic, ecstatic, hilarious, and affecting.") 

https://books.catapult.co/products/large-animals-stories-by-jess-arndt

Experimental and inventive, Large Animals is an important book for this cultural moment—Jess’s stories grapple with gender identity, sexuality, and the nature of intimacy. But it’s not all serious; Arndt’s collection gives a humorous and matter-of-fact take on the experience of gender dysphoria as it manifests both personally and interpersonally. In one story, Lily Tomlin confuses “Jess” for “Jeff,” instigating a dark and hilarious identity crisis. Collectively, the narrators of each story challenge the limits of language to create a space with room for the undefined, the nonconforming, and the queer.