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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

  • Release Date: October 27, 2017
  • ISBN 978-0-9896950-5-3
  • 160 pages
  • 6x9; hardcover


SF/LD Books Saul Stories Bundle!

a set of linked stories with some of the same characters from Person/a and a lot of new ones and the world is the same but different from the world in Person/a and the stories take place in a year absent from Person/a. if that makes sense. contains the Pushcart Prize winning story "Teen Culture" from American Short Fiction, if that's something that moves you to buy books. 

“I was out for another walk when Lee arrived home the following afternoon. I took a bath before seeing him. There was a show of my work at a gallery in town that evening and he suggested we go to dinner beforehand. “I thought we’d just have eggs and toast here,” I texted from the bath. I was interested in limiting the number of minutes spent outside my bathroom. I texted Lee and asked if he could bring a bagel in to me instead. He sat on the edge of the tub, telling me about his trip as I lay in the lukewarm water with a cigarette and a glass of champagne. I no longer felt hungry and the bagel became an unwanted accessory on the plate beside me.”

- from 'Primo Carnera', Saul Stories 




“Simply one of the best writers alive in the world today.”

 – Scott McClanahan, author of The Sarah Book, Crapalachia, and HIll William


“Funnier than Person/a. I laughed out loud a lot.”

 – Tao Lin, author of Bed and Taipai


“Reading these stories makes me wanna smoke weed and drive thru mcds 24/7.”

 – Chloe Caldwell, author of Women and Legs Get Led Astray and I'll Tell You in Person


“Knaussgaurd though, is an evocative writer. But it took me nearly a year to painfully fight through that book. By the end I was dreading it, leaving it at home on purpose to avoid the endless funeral march of the guy’s deadpan revelations. Which is on me, not him, I’ll say. My literary mind, I’ll admit, isn’t too highly trained. But also, for me, boring is boring, no offense meant. By contrast, after that, I must have devoured Elizabeth Ellen’s Person/a in a quick couple of days. On the train, the bathroom, in the stairwell at my job. Waiting in line at the movies. And here, reading it again for a third time, while doing this interview, feels the same, a guilty pleasure, like those watermelon Sour Patch candies that make you salivate just thinking about them. So let me go on record and say, for my twenty bucks, that Person/a is a much more thrilling, much better autofiction book than My Struggle Volume 2. This is my sole, unqualified endorsement.”

 – Uzodinma Okehi, author of Over for Rockwell


“I read [Saul Stories] with interest-- I loved the atmosphere in these stories, and appreciate the pop culture references and details reminiscent of the suburbs. I was at times unclear on the dynamics of the family and despite the underlying tension wasn't always absolutely sure of the stakes.”

 – unidentified literary agent


“Elizabeth Ellen is so good at being creepy.”

  – Juliet Escoria on Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

Elizabeth Ellen is an outlaw.