Praise for Becci Noblit Goodall:
and jarring. Precise and moving. Not a sentence, not a word is wasted. Chaise
is so tight and powerful that all one can do is wish for more.
David LaBounty, The Trinity
and heartbreaking. Courageous and unapologetic. With Chaise, Goodall
situates herself firmly and deservedly among a select group of authors whose
writing is a direct assault on those who are content to live only along lifes
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fiction from the bleed
H A I S E
by Becci Noblit Goodall
I resolve to sit down on my couch and never get up. Please dont call.
Overwhelmed with the endless brainwashing advertisements and memes that society has pumped into her psyche since childhood, a woman sits down on her couch and doesnt get up for years. What is real? What is normal? Is it possible to have a single original thought? Rather than accepting her mental break as something that must be fixed, she embraces the moment and refuses to go outside until she is readywhich may be never.
In recorded conversations with herself that are mailed off to her therapist, her growing obsession with her couch is revealed as it expands to encompass not only her entire apartment but also the condo next door. Cut off from the outside world, she picks through the hypocrisy of her life and tries to make sense of the moments that brought her to this place of self-imposed invalidism.
the debut novel from Becci Noblit Goodall, is a meditative indictment of the
THE AUTHOR: Becci Noblit Goodall lives on the top of a ridge in Central Pennsylvania
with her two children. She has been published in numerous poetry magazines
and freelance venues. Goodall is the editor of the workshop forum Megans
Closet and The Misfit Literati, a readers guide to indie publishers,
writers, and artists. Her next novel, Megans Closet, will be
published by Silverthought Press as part of the pulp speculative fiction collaboration
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