What They Don't Know: Selected Fiction

Jo-Anne H. Rosen

What They Don't KnowThe 18 stories in What They Don’t Know probe the lies and secrets in the lives of parents and children, siblings, Germans and Jews, bewildered adolescents, and elderly lovers. Here is what reviewers say:

“The actors in these beautiful, often sad stories carry with them complex histories of desire and pain, often longing for what they can't or shouldn't have. You've met them, fathers and mothers, daughters, sisters, uncles, lovers, presented here with humor and dignity, with a keen and dispassionate eye, reminiscent of another great Canadian storyteller. Rosen's cast will surprise you, instant by instant.”
Daniel Coshnear, Occupy & Other Love Stories 

“In Rosen's book, amidst gorgeous imagery, people we care about stumble through attraction and betrayal. And move over Portnoy, with your raw liver in a milk bottle. Let a girl show you how it's done. The title story contains the most imaginative portrayal of self-pleasuring you'll ever read.”
Norma Watkins, The Last Resort: Taking the Mississippi Cure

The book is available on Amazon in paperback, as well as in Kindle and Smashwords editions and a Barnes & Noble Nook Book. It can also be borrowed from the Sonoma County library in print and electronic editions.

Wordrunner Press, ISBN 978-1-941066-07-2
Library of Congress Control Number: 2015934509
$18 paperback; $4.99 kindle
5.5 x 8.5 inches, 280 pages