A reSet original, First Things First gathers 18 of the best of Diane Schoemperlen’s earliest and uncollected stories, with several being published in book form for the first time. Playfully inventive, comic, moving and profound, this collection will reinforce Schoemperlen’s importance as one of the leading short story writers of her generation.
PRAISE FOR DIANE SCHOEMPERLEN
“There is no mistaking a Schoemperlen story—devoted to form, faithful to the mysteries of the everyday.”—The Globe & Mail
“Schoemperlen takes off from the modest launchpad of these seemingly simple concepts, soaring away in wholly unexpected directions. And we follow, thrilled by her quicksilver prose, warm humor, sexiness, precision, and tenderness.”—Booklist
“Schoemperlen’s inventive language and narrative structures encourage readers to be free ‘from the prison of everyday thinking.’”—The New York Times Book Review
“Lovely, clever [and] imaginative.”—The Wall Street Journal