Verse Chorus Press is proud to announce the publication of a new edition of Stacey Levine's novel Dra-, originally published by Sun and Moon Press in 1997 but out of print in recent years.  

Dra—, the incompletely named anti-heroine of this brilliant novel, is trying to get a job. She isn’t sure what kind of job, or where, or what its purpose is; she only knows she must find one. Dra— wanders through the labyrinthine corridors of some great unnamed workplace getting unsolicited advice—which sounds more like seduction or therapy than career counseling—from characters with names such as Manager and Administrator and Nurse. The quirkiness and clarity of Stacey Levine’s language, the comedy and darkness of her vision, mark her as a worthy heir of Jane Bowles.

“With the dreamlike pace of Alice in Wonderland, the darkly comic tones of a Kafka novel, and a landscape reminiscent of 1984 . . .”—Publishers Weekly

Stacey Levine is the author of two novels and two story collections. Her most recent book, The Girl with Brown Fur: Tales and Stories (2010) received widespread acclaim and confirmed her status as “one of the most interesting writers working in America today” (SF Bay Guardian). She is the recipient of a PEN/West Award for fiction, as well as The Stranger’s Genius Award for Literature in 2009. Verse Chorus Press has now reprinted in companion editions Levine’s two novels, Dra— and Frances Johnson, which showcase the intensity of her writing and her darkly comic vision of the world.

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by Stacey Levine

152 pages, trade paper
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