Named a "top five story" by Narrative Magazine!
“Hortense on Tuesday Nights”- had a sparse, mysterious quality which engaged me. The point of view was culturally ambiguous - and distinctly un-American - which I found refreshing. – judge Elizabeth Bard, author of Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, With Recipes
Houzelle's voice is surely unique: a deeply French yet idiosyncratic sensibility filtered through an English that's fluid, penetrating and all her own. "Hortense" takes the reader into a vividly rendered moment in feminist conscious-raising, and even more vividly into the personal perspective of a young woman exploring the new horizons and unexpected pitfalls of relationships among women. Acute, funny and unblinking. - (FIVE STARS) Amazon reviewer
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About Marie Houzelle
Born in the south of France, Marie Houzelle writes in English. Her stories have appeared in Narrative Magazine, Pharos, Orbis, Serre-Feuilles, Van Gogh's Ear, and in the chapbook No Sex Last Noon. She's just finished a novel, Tita, about a seven-year-old girl who reads Stendhal and Proust as well as Sophie's Misfortunes and Marjorie Morningstar.