Short Fiction. This virtuoso collection of short stories with a subversive undercurrent applies a sardonic, almost farcical spin to familiar genres such as the journalistic interview, the pedagogical homage, and the romance novel. PRAYERS OF AN ACCIDENTAL NATURE resonates with a diversity of voices that are sometimes comic, sometimes tragic, and always human. Di Blasi's themes of sexual obsession, physical beauty, and lost love ignite this notable effort to define the perils of intimacy -- Publishers Weekly. Debra Di Blasi is the author of the novellas DROUGHT and SAY WHAT YOU LIKE and the screenplays of DROUGHT and THE WALKING WOUNDED. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri.