Erica Plouffe Lazure

writer, teacher, traveler

PROOF OF ME is such a beautifully textured book. Every sentence of Plouffe’s prose is stamped with authority and confidence, allowing the people, place, situations, and descriptions a rich and satisfying dimensionality.

—Aimee Bender

If you can imagine Flannery O’Connor watching Wheel of Fortune or hearing a bad version of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at karaoke night, that might give you some idea of Erica Plouffe Lazure’sProof of Me. In these darkly comic linked stories, Lazure shows a meticulous eye for detail, a keen ear for American voices, and an astringent sympathy for men who mow their lawns “bare-chested, pot-belly proud” and women who know “there’s always problems with the mens, long as there been mens.” 

—David Gates

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