Elizabeth Stuckey-French is the author of the short story collection The First Paper Girl in Red Oak, Iowa. Her stories have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Gettysburg Review, Southern Review, Five Points, and other literary journals. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida, where she teaches fiction writing at Florida State University.
In 1953, Dr. Wilson Spriggs gave Marylou Ahearn a radioactive cocktail without her consent, and Marylou has been plotting her revenge ever since. But as she becomes entangled with Spriggs’ fragile family, she wonders if she’s really meant to ruin their lives or fix them.