Taboos & Transgressions:
Stories of Wrongdoings
edited by Luanne Smith, Kerry Neville,& Devi S. Laskar
978-1-956440-23-2 hard cover 26.95
978-1-948692-64-9 paper 20 .95
978-1-948692-65-6 ebook 9.99
6×9, 256 pp.
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Taboos & Transgressions: Stories of Wrongdoings, is an anthology that includes fiction and nonfiction. It was edited by Luanne Smith, Kerry Neville, and Devi S. Laskar, and focuses on breaking the rules with stories by Pam Houston, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Joyce Carol Oates, and Kim Addonizio alongside exceptional work by both noted and emerging writers. The anthology offers a scope of voices, styles, stories, and wrongdoings. From infidelity to family prejudices, from breaking the law to broken promises, from losing everything to finding empowerment, characters in these pieces offer a look at stepping over the line in all too human ways.
Edited by Luanne Smith, Kerry Neville, and Devi S. Laskar, the anthology represents the best of both solicited and unsolicited work. Unsolicited material has been read by judge Maurice Carlos Ruffin and prizes awarded to one winning story and two runners up.
Kim Addonizio – Paco Aramburu – Lisa Lynn Biggar – Bonnie Jo Campbell – Yohanca Delgado – Walter Evans – Michael Gaspeny – Molly Giles – Pam Houston – Kyle Ingrid Johnson – Soniah Kamal – Sabina Khan-Ibarra – Jen Knox – Dalton Monk – Hadley Moore – Joyce Carol Oates – Pamela Painter – Francine Rodriguez – J.C. Sasser – C.J. Spataro Sarah Stone – Melanie Rae Thon – Chavisa Woods – Lee Zacharias
Luanne Smith has been doing interviews and podcasts about the book. CLICK HERE to find them. Luanne was also the editor of Madville’s 2020 anthology, Runaway: An Anthology.
Luanne Smith and her editorial team which included Devi Laskar and Kerry Neville along with judge Maurice Carlos Ruffin, did a fine job of assembling this collection of stories. The stories are racy and shocking in equal measure, with twists and turns you will not expect.