Whether she’s writing about gay or straight relationships, the dynamics of family ties or friendships, Beach-Ferrara’s exploration of the numerous types of love are spot-on in her debut short story collection. – Kirkus Review
- Honorable Mention, PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction
- Finalist, Lambda Literary Award (General Fiction category)
Set in San Francisco and North Carolina, the linked stories in Damn Love introduce characters struggling with love in all its complicated forms, including a young doctor getting over a breakup with the help of a patient, a newly married gay man who reconnects with his estranged mother, a trio of physicists caught in a surprising love triangle, and a soldier who takes secrets with her to the Iraqi desert. Together, these stories report out from the fault lines of American life, uncertain territory where identity, risk, and desire comingle, and where reconciliation can be found in even the most flawed efforts to connect.
Stories from this collection have been published in American Short Fiction, The Harvard Review, Crazyhorse and other publications. You can find Damn Love at your local bookstore through IndieBound or online through Amazon or Barnes & Noble.