Imagine Joyce Carol Oates as William Burroughs and you've got Janet Kieffer, writing of losers and lost in biting prose that glitters like rhinestones. A flotsam and jetsom parade of burlesque and grotesque on the edgy side of realism. --Marilyn Kryslu003cpu003eu003cbu003eAbout the Author(s)u003c/bu003eu003cpu003eJanet Kieffer's short stories have appeared in literary venues in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom, and have been finalists/nominees for such awards as Iowa and Pushcart. A BBC World Service Award winner, Kieffer writes stories which typically concern themselves with the ecology of the human condition and which often contain a satirical flavor. She lives in Colorado.