NCCCA Arts Center Announces Book Launch and Reading with Elizabeth Cohen
August 23, 2013 at 5:30-7:30pm – light refreshments at reception
Love meets technology with a dash of quirk in this collection of highly original short stories.
An aspiring actress meets an Icelandic Yak farmer on a matchmaking Web site. An online forum for cancer support turns into a love triangle for an English professor, a Canadian fisherman, and an elementary school teacher living in Japan. A deer and a polar bear flirt via Skype. In The Hypothetical Girl a menagerie of characters graze and jockey, play and hook up in the online dating world with mixed and sometimes dark results. Flirting and communicating in chat rooms, through texts, e-mails, and IMs, they grope their way through a virtual maze of potential mates, falling in and out of what they think and hope may be true love.
With levity and high style, Cohen takes her readers into a world where screen and keyboard meet the heart, with consequences that range from wonderful to weird. The Hypothetical Girl captures all the mystery, misery, and magic of the eternal search for human connection.
Elizabeth Cohen teaches creative writing through Gotham Writers Workshop and is an assistant professor at SUNY Plattsburgh where she teaches poetry and memoir and serves as fiction editor for The Saranac Review. She lives in Plattsburgh with her daughter Ava, their dog Samo and way, way too many cats.
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