La Douleur Exquise

la douleur exquise: the “heart-wrenching pain of wanting the affection of someone unattainable.” In la douleur exquise, Angela Perea presents a darkly compelling collection of short stories about this exquisite pain, even if that unattainable someone exists only in our own minds, hearts, and souls. More

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Published by Dead Key Publishing
Words: 17,630
Language: English
ISBN: 9781311402790
About Angela Perea

Angela began writing short stories in junior high, distributing pages to classmates during recess of her risqué tale of stolen kisses and heavy breathing set against the backdrop of a high school dance and Madonna’s “Crazy for You. ” This cemented her love of the short story and fiction in general. She believes that all great writers were first great readers, and spends much of her reading life studying the masters: Nabokov, Faulkner, Woolf, Lawrence, Updike and Bradbury.

Angela received a Creative Writing degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver where she received several awards for her short fiction and poetry. It was while in college that she and a group of fellow students started making short films. Sorry Face Film Productions was formed and the group found local success in the Denver independent film scene. Wanting to explore her own voice in film, she broke away from Sorry Face Productions and started Holy Carp! Films with cinematographer Jeremie Janzen. Holy Carp! Films continues to contribute to the Denver independent film scene.

Angela lives in Colorado with her husband and two cats, Jack and Apple. She loves her day job with Denver Public Schools as an administrator for the Early Education Department helping Denver’s youngest learners succeed. She has three grown daughters who ground her and remind her of what’s important.

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