Paula Whyman discusses her debut story collection, You May See a Stranger, with Joanna Rakoff, bestselling author of My Salinger Year and A Fortunate Age.
Miranda Weber is a hot mess. In Paula Whyman’s debut collection of stories, we find her hoarding duct tape to ward off terrorists, stumbling into a drug run with a crackhead, and enduring the bad behavior of unavailable men. Miranda can be lascivious, sardonic or maddeningly self-destructive, but, no matter what befalls her, she never loses her wit or her keen powers of observation.
Paula Whyman has published stories in Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other literary journals. She’s received fellowships from MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. A native of Washington, D.C., she now lives in Maryland.
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