Expected Release: October 2018 (Ampersand Books)

"Even alone, writes Molly Gaudry, 'we are not unloved.' And indeed, a reader cannot help but be trapped in tentacles of love when reading her twisting, tender Desire: A Haunting. No one but Gaudry paints language with so much care, with so much lonely, heart-dreamed beauty. No one else paints scars so naked and so necessary. This book is a breathing thing, a piece of life-in-love-in-art."  —AMBER SPARKS, author of The Unfinished World and Other Stories

"Each page is an epiphany of spectral nesting dolls: open love to expose lamentation; crack the soft skeleton of memory to release matriarchal debt—and hidden inside it all, Gaudry's spare lyric floats through us, ethereal and elegant."  —LILY HOANG, author of A Bestiary

"This book is more poem than most poems—ghosts—literary and created—populating a prose broken into savage and sweet lines—hands drawn through viscera and the appearance thereof—to concoct a drama as yet untold yet retold a thousand times over: love love love love love, I love you I love you. Gaudry is our Neruda, our Marquez, our chronicler of times spent and as yet foretold."  —JAMIE IREDELL, author of Last Mass

"A pretty book that gives the reader vertigo as the words and images kind of swirl around the page and through the reader's head in an intimate and heartbreaking manner that reminded me of early Anne Carson."  —SHANE JONES, author of Crystal Eaters

"With the sharpest of knives, Molly Gaudry carves richness and poverty, sadness and sweetness, violence and love into the reader's consciousness. A cut neck, a suicide, a drowning, you want to look away, but you don't, because you would miss your chance to live. Desire: A Haunting is a perfect, tender book."  —AMINA CAIN, author of Creature

"Desire: A Haunting is a novel broken into lines, & this breakage uses the space of the page to enact the blank spaces of myth & the fantastic, of memory & desire. The narrator asserts that 'sometimes we are powerless against our passions,' yet in the book power matures in passion’s interstices, makes sense of trauma & develops it into strength. This is a delightful, unsettling & addictive book in which the dead speak to & follow the living, in which memory knots into presence, in which love is always a ghost."  —MATHIAS SVALINA, author of Destruction Myth

with Ashley Inguanta, Rain Taxi (forthcoming)
with Heather Fowler, Fictionaut
with Kelly Dulaney, The Cupboard
with Kristina Marie Darling, The Critical Flame
with Nicole Melanson, WordMothers
with Melissa McDaniel, theEEEL

Prologue, Sugar Mule
"Shadow Memories," Black Warrior Review
excerpt, Lucid Play
excerpt, Prick of the Spindle
excerpt, Similar:Peaks::
excerpt, Unshod Quills
excerpt (cut from final draft), Experiment-O