Michelle Meyers is a fiction writer and playwright born and raised in Los Angeles. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Literary Arts and Theatre Arts from Brown University, where she studied with Brian Evenson, Michelle’s writing has been published in the Los Angeles Times, DOGZPLOT, jmww, Grey Sparrow Journal, and Juked, and her flash fiction was selected for the Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions of 2014. Her plays have been developed and/or produced in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, the Berkshires, and elsewhere. Michelle is currently a 2015 PEN Center Emerging Voices Fellow in Fiction and is heading to the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa this fall to begin her MFA in Creative Writing. Glass Shatters is her first novel.
Charles Lang is a renowned scientist whose wife Julie and daughter Jess vanished mysteriously several years ago. Yet Charles remembers none of this, not even his own name. All that he has left of his identity are the accidental remnants scattered throughout the house, and the only clue Charles has regarding what happened to him is a thick cap of bandages wrapped around his head. As Charles starts to have memories of the past, memories that may or may not be his own, he realizes that only by uncovering the details of his former life will he have any hope of being reunited with Julie and Jess.
A haunting tale of love and longing, of fate and free will, of the blurring lines between fiction and reality, Glass Shatters explores the dangers of trying to reinvent oneself. With the lyricism of Nicole Krauss, the exhilarating suspense of Kazuo Ishiguro, and the Gothic sensibility of Mary Shelley, Michelle Meyers’s debut novel showcases a daring new voice in the contemporary literary landscape.
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