Press kit here.
Kindle edition [pending]
Ingram distribution [pending]
Barnes & Noble [pending]
Advance Praise for A Child is Being Killed :
In her devastating and courageous new novel, A Child is Being Killed, Carolyn Zaikowski renders bodies in extreme states of distress, but also falling [ruptured] into a radical newness. Language, in this
complex work, has the capacity to both "constantly redistribute itself"—and at the same time, to be a cry—to the reader, to the child, to the mother, to the beloved always (profoundly) out of reach: to: "Come here/Come here/Come here/Come here." Political and poetic, this is a work of prose that's both "undone" and "unspeakable." In this sense, the novel comes to us through gestures of narrative and
sound that, at times, intersect—making a third space. "The opposite of space is love," writes Zaikowski, reminding us that: "It is okay to not understand. It is okay to look." And so, reading her words, we look. Because this is a writer who does not look away.
—Bhanu Kapil, author of The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers (Kelsey Street Press), Incubation: a space for monsters (Leon Works), and others
"She hears her mother’s voice, but it is caught between two echos and
a jail." Wow. No blurb I would write could capture the expansive pulpy difficulty of this saint of a little book. Disassociated, far-flung,
atomized. . . how do you dub the streaming pileup of someone lost,
unborn, already dead. Porny anime? A hot mess? Female? Carolyn
Zaikowski’s A Child is Being Killed, this tiny novel, is a messenger
not of “truth” but beautiful wrath.
—Eileen Myles, author of Inferno, The Importance of Being Iceland, and others
Carolyn Zaikowski's compassion, intelligence, and necessary anger positively radiate up from the pages of this book. The world is a better place for having her and her fierce, fragmented, tender writing in it.
—Danielle Dutton, author of S P R A W L