Liska Jacobs' essays and short fiction have appeared in The Rumpus, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Literary Hub, The Millions, and The Hairpin, among other publications. She holds an MFA from the Univer sity of California, Riverside.
Dark, seductive . . . Noirish and sexy, this provocative novel explores what it's like to be a woman on the edge, and what happens when dreams are deferred for too long. - Esquire A Book you have to read ASAP . . . Womanhood. Death. Sex. A risky flirtation with a teenage boy. In Jacobs's latest novel, she weaves together desire and disaster as a burned-out 40-something throws herself into the nightlife of teenagers in the heat of the Italian summer. Sounds like . . . she predicted my future? - Cosmopolitan An unconventional - and disastrous - love story, as death-steeped, sultry, and delicious as the ancient Italian cities in which it's set - Lit Hub Liska Jacobs's work captivates in the present because it reflects the trauma of the past. . . Jacobs takes us on a wrenching journey into the catacombs - Alta Jacobs's intoxicating second novel is a love letter to Italy and an evocative study of grief and desire . . . Jacobs's haunting portrait of one woman's transformative and, ultimately, tragic summer will linger with readers. - Publishers Weekly Jacobs sets her narrator on a dark psychological journey in sweltering, sun-bleached locales . . . Darkly compelling - Booklist Liska Jacobs's psychologically tense novel The Worst Kind of Want deftly explores matters of age and aging, of modernity and women, as seen through the lens of forty-something Cilla's propulsive desires. In this sharply written feminist noir, Jacobs takes readers on a thrillingly doomed journey amid the simmering heat of an Italian landscape - a captivating portrayal of self and want. This crispy biscotti of a novel is about a producer who goes to Italy, has a scandalous relationship, and decodes not just the meaning of life but also the meaning of death, sex, dance clubs, and emoji. You'll feel indecent reading it in public - Vulture