Fascia

A Collection Of Short Stories

Fascia: n. pl. fas·ci·ae 1. Anatomy A sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue enveloping, separating, or binding together muscles, organs, and other soft structures of the body. 2. The debut collection of short fiction by Ashley Donielle Murray.

Like the tissues binding the heart to its arteries, the Southern vignettes in Murray’s collection describe the threads, sometimes thin, sometimes strong, that connect daughter to father, husband to wife, and ourselves to our own histories. This collection explores the interconnection of individual lives to the world around them. From a girl’s quest for fame in the silent film era to a daughter’s conflicted feelings about her father to the interaction between a nurse and an old man with dementia, the characters in these stories try to distinguish themselves by the very things that bind them together.

This delicate literary body of work is presented in audio format for the first time, alongside gorgeous original flute music composed by Mikey Kirkpatrick (aka Bird Radio). Murray’s short interludes, appearing in between each story to serve as emotive thematic connectors, are kept intact with breathy, textural sonic landscapes and concise narrations.

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