Wash me, till I am whiter than snow.
–Kol Nidre Service, Gates of Repentance
Three of the four stories in Scrub were written during Emily Nemens’ first month as writer-in-residence at the Kerouac Project of Orlando in September 2007. The fourth, Blue-eyed Apples, is the prologue to her first novel and the piece she submitted to the Kerouac Project’s selection committee. The author illustrated the collection as well.
We’re happy to see Emily’s work in print and excited about her being part of the Shady Lane family. Emily will be reading from Scrub in the next few weeks at the Jack Kerouac House. Locations and information on the Kerouac House and The Jack Kerouac Project of Orlando can be found here.