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Now We Get Over It

Michelle Bailat-Jones

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In Now We Get Over It, a new mother struggles as her secrets are threatened when five friends gather to remember their loss; to grieve, to celebrate, to come together.

Michelle Bailat-Jones is a writer and translator. She was born in Japan, grew up in the Pacific Northwest of the US, and now lives in Switzerland. She is the author of two novels: Unfurled and Fog Island Mountains.

Praise & Reviews

A quiet and technically beautiful story. Bailat-Jones’s writing is precise, and reading her prose called up in me the exact dreamy melancholy and unexpected grief I recall from my own first days as a new mother. — Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum, in The Seattle Review of Books

Mysterious and transgressive, Now We Get Over It pulls no punches about the chasm between the life we choose and the ones we yearn for, which always appear to be freer. I won’t get over this story for some time. — Leland Cheuk

Platypus is publishing some of the most compelling short stories being written—stories that engage your intellect yet also twist your gut. These rich fictions lure you in until you find you are reading a far more devastating story than the one you started. — Elise Blackwell