Kate Braverman's "Yellow Fever" tells the story of Vera, a lonely woman who is as broken as the rusted machinery and corroded toys scattered across her front lawn. Set in the Allegheny Mountains, Braverman centers in on a setting much different than that of her past works, with a lyrical rhythm more piercing than ever. Possibly one of her best works to date, "Yellow Fever" is the brutally tragic tale of a woman living alone in a trailer, haunted by the death of her child and sick with questions and justifications about the role she played.
Kate Braverman is the author of four books of poetry, the novels: Lithium for Medea, Palm Latitudes, Wonders of the West, and The Incantation of Frida K. Her Graywolf Prize for Creative Non-Fiction award winning memoir, Frantic Transmissions to and from Los Angeles: An Accidental Memoir was published in Feb. 2006. Kate’s works have been translated to Italian, Turkish, Latvian, Japanese, French and German. Her short stories and poems are widely anthologized. “Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta” appears in the Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. Kate’s short-story “Mrs. Jordan’s Summer Vacation” won Editor’s Choice Raymond Carver Award. She received a Pushcart Prize for her short story, “Cocktail Hour.” Other awards include the 2005 Mississippi Review Prize, a Christopher Isherwood Foundation Fellowship for lifetime recognition of achievement. Most Recently Kate has won the Margie J. Wilson Poetry Prize from Margie Review. Kate has also received a Recognition Award from the California Legislature Assembly, and a San Francisco Public Library Honoree. Kate has served as Professor of Creative Writing at California State University of Los Angeles, Writer's Program Professor at UCLA, and Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Rochester.
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