What’s Your Exit?: A Literary Detour through New Jersey is an anthology of New Jersey writing.
The anthology, edited by Alicia A. Beale and Joe Vallese, features new and previously published work from over 40 writers. Among the book’s contributors are Joyce Carol Oates, Tom Perrotta, Robert Pinsky, Jason Biggs, J. Robert Lennon, Alicia Ostriker, Paul Lisicky, Louise de Salvo, Donna Steiner, Joe Weil, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Lee Klein, Susanne Antonetta, James Richardson, Susan Fox Rogers, Gerald Stern, JC Todd, BJ Ward, and Sung J. Woo.
What’s Your Exit? is comprised of contemporary literary fiction, memoir, and poetry about, inspired by, and representative of the Garden State. Themes of family, friendship, travel, culture, sexuality, love, fear, violence, nostalgia, and longing populate the anthology, which features writers and styles as eclectic and beautiful, and as unnerving and mysterious and bold as the place that unites them in this work.
An index in the back of the anthology lists the collected works by Parkway and Turnpike exits, an homage to the traditional way Jersey folk identify and relate to one another—the simple but loaded inquiry, “What exit?” - Parallel to the printed book, Word Riot features a What’s Your Exit? webite with news and web-exclusive stories.
About Word Riot Press
Word Riot Press is the print division of Word Riot, the online literary journal. Word Riot first opened shop in March 2002 as the literary section of a now defunct on-line music magazine, Communication Breakdown. Each month, Word Riot provides readers with book reviews, author interviews, and, most importantly, writing from some of the best and brightest making waves on the literary scene.
What's your next exit?
Paperback, 326 pages
Cover Price: $25
related links: about a place, mixed formats, anthologies