Jemc probes the inner lives of individuals with compact, powerful, and insightful stories in this collection.
Jac Jemc's first novel, My Only Wife, was a finalist for the 2013 PEN/Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, and Jemc serves as web fiction editor for Hobart and poetry editor at decomP.
Jemc's stories grab the reader's attention from the first line, often a surprising, mysterious, or otherwise intriguing entry to a world soon steadily and assuredly filled out to whatever level of detail Jemc desires.
Jemc's descriptions are needle-sharp and penetrating, as when she describes a woman in a diner on a sort-of date with a man she's not sure about, in "The Tackiness of Souls": "Daniel pays the bill while she runs into the bathroom.
To that end, SEPTA established the Joint Emergency Management Committee (JEMC
) that consists of representatives from various internal (e.g., transit police, rail and bus operations, training, and maintenance) and external departments to facilitate communication among organizations that respond to transit emergencies.