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Betsy Phillips


ISBN 978-0-9974578-4-1

Short Stories

Street Date: 11/09/2018

"Jesus Crawdad Death  is a chapbook of Betsy Phillips's short stories, in which pounding beers and discussing wrestling moves with the Son of God feels as natural and real as learning something heartbreaking and enraging about your significant other over brunch at IHOP — and there’s plenty more.”

The Nashville Scene


Jesus Crawdad Death is the third publication in Third Man Books' limited edition chapbook series. Phillips's collection features three speculative fiction stories spanning Jesus as a professional wrestler, the romance between a woman and her creek, and conversations between Death, the ghosts of St. Francis of Assisi, William Faulkner, and Willam Gay.


About the Author(s):

  • Betsy Phillips's short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and Apex Magazine. She is the author of A City of Ghosts and The Wolf's Bane. Her writing about history and politics has appeared in the Nashville Scene and, occasionally, in the Washington Post. Her newest short collection is Jesus Crawdad Death (Third Man Books, 2018). She is currently working on an afghan.