Contributor Updates, Candace Jane Opper

Join Superstition Review in congratulating past contributor Candace Jane Opper on her new book Certain and Impossible Events. The book, an investigative memoir that looks at the cultural history of suicide in America, was selected by Cheryl Strayed as the winner of the Kore Press Memoir Prize.

“Certain and Impossible Events is a stunning gutpunch of a memoir for the heart and for the head. In laser-sharp, near-cinematic prose, Candace Opper both remembers and discovers the childhood friend lost to suicide, a decades-long examination of the hierarchy of grief and the nature of personal obsession. I kept putting the book down to remind myself to breathe. I kept picking it up to find out what happened next. I’ll keep picking it up for what it shows me about this beautiful mess of a world and how I can better walk through it.”

Megan Steilstra, author of The Wrong Way to Save Your Life

Candace has also made a zine as an visual postscript for the book, so don’t forget to check that out here.

Click here to order Certain and Impossible Events. Be sure to also check out Candace’s website and Twitter, as well as, an interview with Candace, including a discussion of the process of writing this memoir in Issue 26.

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2 thoughts on “Contributor Updates, Candace Jane Opper

  • February 16, 2021 at 9:44 am

    This seems lie such a strong piece and one that needs to be catered more attention seeing as suicide is still such a big issue in America

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