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Thistle
A Story of Ghosts, Memories, & Ashes
Emily Capettini




Omnidawn
2015 • 48 pp. 5 1/2 x 7"
Short Stories - Single Author

$6.95 Paperback, 978-1-63243-014-4



Winner of the Omnidawn Fiction Chapbook Prize

For Minerva, seeing other people’s ghosts is not unusual, until her own mother appears. Navigating through a struggling relationship with her fiancé and finding someone with abilities similar to hers, Minerva sets out to unravel the mystery of her mother’s haunting.

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“Minerva sees things other people can’t . . . or won’t. She seems to have her life together: a job she likes, a wedding to plan. But recently, she’s started seeing her mother’s ghost. Why now? And what is her mother trying to say? Minerva must return to her childhood home to confront the past and decide her own future. In vivid, luminous prose, Thistle explores the importance of memory, the intricacy of human relationships, and the ways in which we deal with grief. If you’ve ever lost someone or tried to find yourself, this beautifully written, heartfelt story is for you.”—Theodora Goss, judge of the Omnidawn Fiction Chapbook Contest



EMILY CAPETTINI holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her fiction has previously appeared in places like Stone Highway Review and Not Somewhere Else But Here: A Contemporary Anthology of Women and Place (Sundress Publications, 2013) and her critical work has appeared most recently in Neil Gaiman in the 21st Century: Essays on the Novels, Children’s Stories, Online Writings, Comics and Other Works (McFarland & Company, 2015). She works as an assistant Editor for Sundress Publications, and in her free time, Emily runs, bakes, and blogs about women and Doctor Who. She lives in Maryland.



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