If you’ve read Marian Allen’s SIDESHOW IN THE CENTER RING, you know that Connie Phelan has a mouth on her. In these short stories, we see how that’s affected her life — and the lives of the people around her.

Connie Phelan was born with no money, no prospects, and no filter. Her smart mouth got her into and out of trouble until she parlayed it into entertainment stardom. But that wasn’t enough. She wanted to lord it over the kind of elites who had made her childhood hell. That led her to Marner, where people are vaguely cat-like and a form of slavery is legal. Smart mouth. Trouble. Some things never change.

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