Tempted by an extramarital affair with a housefly, frustrated by a serial killer who won’t commit to the murder, simply bewildered by one’s nearest and dearest:Three Squares a Day With Occasional Torture is a book about ordinary people with extraordinary problems. Readers may be surprised to find themselves in these stories; but they will also find insight, care and compassion, along with humor in all shades of black. Julie Innis writes stories for here and now. To call them absurdist would be absurd.
Originally from Cincinnati, Julie Innis now lives in New York. Her stories and essays have appeared in Post Road, Pindeldyboz, Gargoyle, and The Long Story, among others. She holds a Master’s in English Literature from Ohio University and is currently on staff at One Story as a reader.