Nervous Dancer

Stories by Carol Lee Lorenzo

Nine stories capturing the dark and humorous nature of human exchange


“Lorenzo has a sharp and generous vision. . . . Nervous Dancer is a book full of pleasures for the ear and mind and heart.”
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Lorenzo's stories are original, authentic, and arresting. She is an exceptionally admirable writer."
—Richard P. Brickner, author of After She Left

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The lives on view in Nervous Dancer are complex and precarious. Speaking their familial idioms in tones and cadences determined well before they ever appeared in these stories, Carol Lee Lorenzo's characters surge into moments of change for reasons initially not apparent. In the quirky, hard-edged ways in which they stumble, beg, come of age, fall apart, and reunite, they reveal no simple notions about life.
Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction

Page count: 184 pp.
Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5


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Carol Lee Lorenzo leads the fiction workshops at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta. She has taught creative writing at Emory University, Oglethorpe University, and Georgia State University. Her short stories have appeared in Five Points, Epoch, Pennsylvania Review, Painted Bride, Chelsea, and Sou'easter, among other literary journals. Lorenzo is the author of three novels for young adults.