Margin: Exploring Modern Magical Realism

I N T R O D U C I N G
MARY OVERTON
b u r k e ,   v i r g i n i a

Photo by Kathi D. Overton   Cover illustration by Susan Marie Dopp; Cover and text design by Kajun Graphics--copyrighted material   

Praise for THE WINE OF ASTONISHMENT

"Overton's characters are so real, their actions so unguarded,
I felt I'd somehow stumbled unnoticed into their hall closet
and left the door ajar." ~ Linda Davis, co-publisher, Glimmer Train Stories

"Mary Overton's characters have traveled a few million miles
of hard road and gathered enough genuine life experience
to burn out your eye sockets and curdle your blood.
Trust me, she's got the goods."
~ Richard Peabody, co-editor of Mondo Barbie and Mondo James Dean

Click here to read an interview with the author ~
OF GHOSTS, GODS AND THE RAW INGREDIENTS OF HUMAN EXPERIENCE
Mary Overton Discusses Magical Realism
(6 pages)

Or, click to read these selections from the author's collection:
"The Wine of Astonishment" (10 pages)
"Mother Machine" (10 pages)
"Butterfly Girl" (5 pages)

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About La Questa Press

A B O U T    M A R Y    O V E R T O N
FROM THE inside back cover of The Wine of Astonishment: "Mary Overton has been writing for twenty-five years but only recently began publishing her stories. She has worked as a low-level government bureaucrat, as a house cleaner, and as a sales rep for encyclopedias, office furniture, and cable TV. Currently she teaches fourth grade in Fairfax County, Virginia, where she lives with her husband and daughter."

Individual stories from her collection have been widely published in journals across the country, including The Belletrist Review, Potomac Review, and Wellspring.

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