Each vignette in Cut Through the Bone reads like a finely-wrought piece of filigree yet carries the emotional weight of a work etched in stone.
-- Marc Schuster, Small Press Reviews
Those folks remain unseen to most, but this truly talented artist isn't blind. Ethel Rohan is one hell of a writer." -- Victor LaValle, author of Big Machine
This is a marvelous collection, filled with moments that startle and shatter." -- Laura van den Berg, author of What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us
" ... Ethel Rohan's moving debut collection, which is at turns beautiful and inventive, tender and absurd, quirky and heartbreaking, dark and strange and devastating." - Michael Kimball, author of Dear Everybody
"Rohan reveals her mastery in finding the danger of ordinary objects ... This is an unsettling and mesmerizing book." - Kevin Wilson, author of Tunneling to the Center of the Earth
From the Author
On the surface the collection's title story, "Cut Through the Bone," is about an amputee with a missing leg. It's also a layered story about loss and grief, about how what's missing can become huge, can haunt. To various degrees, all the stories in this book center on loss, incompleteness and the yearning to be whole.