Episode 296 — Jac Jemc

   

Jac Jemc is the guest. Her new story collection, A Different Bed Every Time, is due out from Dzanc Books this fall.

Jesse Ball says

To Jemc the world is a place where each person, every human cypher, must devour another. What then can we do, if we are devoured, if we are overcome with our own devouring? Her escape plan is inspired and ancient — to become protean, to dwell in costume after costume, parcelling away the truth that can be found in each. But where is it hid? Ask her, though she may not say.

And Lindsay Hunter says

Jac Jemc is an artisan. A Different Bed Every Time stays with you long after you’ve finished reading. Every story is painstakingly crafted with words and imagery that are honed and placed just so, creating a mosaic you feel grateful, exhilarated, thrilled to experience.

Monologue topics:  awards shows, the word “lil,” humanity, world peace, fuckedness.