Curbside Splendor is excited to announce it will publish Chicago writer and editor Zoe Zolbrod’s debut memoir, Memory Scales: A Family Story, in spring 2016.
With her debut novel, Currency (Dzanc, 2010), Zoe Zolbrod enthralled readers with her story of the youthful and intricate relationship between a young American backpacker and her Thai boyfriend. With careful, empathic prose, Zolbrod wove a familiar story in a foreign land, examining the risks we undertake for those we love. Zolbrod brings this same precision to Memory Scales, a painstaking recollection of her childhood molestation, viewed now through the lens of a woman and a mother of two, who happens to also be a seriously talented writer.
Zoe Zolbrod was raised in Meadville, PA, graduated from Oberlin College, and received her M.A. from The Program for Writers at University of Illinois at Chicago. Her work has appeared at Salon, The Weeklings, The Nervous Breakdown, and elsewhere. With longtime collaboraor Martha Bayne, Zolbrod edits the Sunday Rumpus. She lives in Evanston, IL, with her husband and two children.