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Playing with Wildfire

Playing with Wildfire


Laura Pritchett | February 2024 | Fiction | 978-1-948814-89-8 | 175 pp | $18.95 


When a wildfire bears down on a mountain community, residents are forced to gather for safety—resulting in a tangle of love and lust that pulls people from their isolation, friendships that form across political divides, and a new hope for rethinking the ways humans inhabit the burning planet. Playing with Wildfire is a literary landscape that is an experiment in form: an astrology report; a grant application-turned-love-story; a phone call from Mother Earth; an obituary for a wildfire; a burned mountain’s conversation with a lone woman and an injured bear.


Every story captures how fire affects the human psyche and life, and how destruction can lead to renewal.

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