Escapes (Fiction), Athens, GA
Escapes follows four female characters on the brink of enormous life change as symptoms of climate change begin to manifest in their own town.
“My hope is ‘Escapes’ will offer readers portraits of people retaining dignity through struggle and finding agency and purpose despite all that weighs upon them.”
Christina Wood is a fiction writer with short stories appearing in The Paris Review, Granta, McSweeney’s, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Sewanee Review, Mississippi Review, and elsewhere. Her story “The Astronaut” won the 2018 Shirley Jackson Award for short fiction and received a “Distinguished Stories” mention in the 2019 Best American Short Stories. She has held residencies at Spruceton Inn, The Hambidge Center, and The Wellstone Center in the Redwoods. Originally from Southern California, she holds an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis and now lives in Athens, Georgia, where she is a PhD candidate in English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia, studying place in fiction, environmental literature, and climate change fiction.
Visit Christina’s website, at christinawoodmartinez.com
Find her on Twitter: @christinawoodm