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• RANGE OF MOTION •
by Meagan Cass


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5.5x7.5 | Saddlestitched | 56 pg

First edition: February 2014, 100 numbered copies
Second edition: April 2015


DESCRIPTION

“It's often winter in this collection of seven stories by Meagan Cass, but you can’t tell the difference from the basement of this house in the suburbs where the kids play ping-pong and the father pumps away on his Soloflex, where a family does its best to hold itself together. ‘Maybe it isn’t half bad, tearing your life down now and then,’ the father muses on one of the last good nights, drunk on rum and cokes and the thick amber light. I love these stories because it's clear Cass loves her characters. No one's at fault here; we're all just doing our best.” — Mary Miller

Cover image by Jesús Perea

BIO

Meagan Cass is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Illinois Springfield and serves as an assistant editor at Sundress Publications.

EXCERPTS

"Egg Toss, August 1989" in SmokeLong Quarterly
"Ping Pong, 12 Loring Place" in Hobart
"Greyhound" in NOÖ Journal

REVIEWS

"In Range of Motion, Megan Cass performs the magic trick of presenting the inner lives of an entire family with novelistic depth in less than 60 pages. Less sleight of hand and more clown car chauffer, Cass’s gift for manipulating structure and detail creates a dense, but very readable collection of linked stories." — Caitlin Corrigan at [PANK]

"... The beauty of Cass' writing somehow brings about the conclusion that all that repetition is really worth it. We do the reps, day after day, we do lose our range of motion, until one day the high density rubber resistance band holding our lives together snaps." — Lindsey Hauck at The Collagist

"Suburbia is turned on its head in Meagan Cass's Range of Motion, which uses everything from landlocked Martians to exercise machines to convey how families hold themselves together against all odds." — Laura I. Miller at Bustle


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