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Cover of "And So We Die, Having First Slept" featuring an illustration of a woman surrounded by leaves
November 2018
Five Oaks Press

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And So We Die, Having First Slept

Jennifer Spiegel

"And So We Die, Having First Slept" is a novel about marriage. Brett is older than Cash by a decade; both are world-weary — one from negotiating brain trauma and bad love, the other from hiding and reviving addiction. Bath salts and babies work their 10-year relationship, forcing them to begin again one way or another.


Jennifer Spiegal earned her Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at Arizona State University in 2003.

Praise for this book

"Weird, true, and singular."

Kyle Minor, author of "Praying Drunk"

"Jennifer Spiegel's much-anticipated second novel teems with intelligence and candor, assuredly. But oh, more than that, even, it's that voice — it darts, it vamps, it dives, and most of all it scrutinizes, squarely, head-on, witty and withering. In this multitudinous soliloquy of a book, we get the relentless quest of a self-determined to narrate itself into being and becoming. Devour it; I did."

Tim Horvath