Foreword Reviews

Mannequin and Wife


2020 INDIES Winner
Gold, Short Stories (Adult Fiction)
2020 INDIES Winner
Honorable Mention, Literary (Adult Fiction)

In "Mannequin and Wife," the debut story collection from Jen Fawkes, sharp and imaginative tales trip seamlessly across borderlands, navigating comedy and tragedy, psychological and magical realism, the mundane and the marvelous. Her award-winning stories examine the vagaries of human relationships—mother and child, husband and wife, mentor and protégé—to tease out the startling complications that arise from our entanglements with those we loathe and those we love.