Tough Skin consists of three separate—but linked—sections of little stories/prose poems, which follow the exploits of a time-traveling inventor and his greatest creation, Peaches, the blood baby; a drunken uncle, his sidekick (the one-hundred-year-old monkey), and their unnamed target; and, four incompetent women caretakers who keep running into someone called Pedro. This book also contains illustrations by Philadelphia-based artist, Sarah Jackson-Moore.
Michael Martone writes of Tough Skin: “This prose poses a visceral threat, the poetics flail. Who knew there were so many layers of skin to skin? Sarah Eaton rings this bell, pulls this trigger. Like that, she floors me."
This is Sarah Eaton’s first book. Her work has appeared in McSweeney’s, elimae, and a number of other publications. She teaches and works at Indiana University in Bloomington.
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Sarah Eaton: Tough Skin
93 pages, paperback, $16.00