Chris J Rice

Chris J. Rice is a writer and visual artist who grew up on the road taking care of her younger siblings in the cramped backseat of a Rambler American sedan. Ricocheted between Joplin, Missouri, the buckle on the Bible belt, and Southern California, the land of reinvention. Chris currently lives in Los Angeles. She earned an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, and an MLIS from San Jose State University.

By Chris J Rice:

Bankrupt: An Excerpt From Driven: A Kunstlerroman

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In this excerpt from Chris Rice’s hardboiled memoir, an artist dumps her boozehound bankrupt boyfriend, steals what is rightfully hers, herself, and retreats to Venice, California

Hand, cigarette, & empty beer glass
On June 15, 2021