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PRE-ORDER: Sensitive Creatures

PRE-ORDER: Sensitive Creatures

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Sensitive Creatures, by Kirsten Reneau

**PRE-ORDER** Forthcoming Publication Date: March 19, 2024

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In unflinching yet hopeful prose, this debut essay collection explores the most animal parts of our human nature. Discussions of various creatures in the natural world serve as portals to the painful realities Kirsten Reneau confronts in the process of breaking—and remaking—a home. Honest in their descriptions of sexual assault and its traumatic effects, these essays are at once clinical and lyrical reflections on the ways that desire can permeate our lives for better or worse, as well as how it can be channeled into a lifegiving force for women in a world often hostile to their basic needs. Sensitive Creatures ultimately is a story of darkness, resilience, and the light that still manages to crack through.

Kirsten Reneau is a writer living in the south. She graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College and received her MFA from the University of New Orleans. She is the author of two chapbooks, and her work has been published in The Threepenny Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Reed Magazine, and others. This is her first full-length essay collection. 


Praise for Sensitive Creatures:

Sensitive Creatures is an emotional journey, taking readers through personal experiences where nothing is held back and the experiences of humanity are poetically bound to the animal world. Kirsten Reneau's essays are captivating, standing vigil over the past and showing readers how the world can be cruel, or beautiful, or often both.”

—Leah Myers, author of Thinning Blood: A Memoir of Family, Myth, and Identity


    • Publication date: March 19, 2024
    • ISBN: 978-1-960215-13-0

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