Winner of the AWP Award for Short Fiction, Black Maps is a collection of nine finely worked stories charting the lives of human life on the brink; looking at their actions, their emotions, and how they react to the events that have pushed them to this brink.
“Black Maps is a moving, impressive, deeply rewarding collection from a very talented writer.” —Lorrie Moore
ABOUT DAVID JAUSS
David Jauss is the author of two collections of short stories, Black Maps and Crimes of Passion; two books of poems, You Are Not Here and Improvising Rivers; a collection of craft essays, On Writing Fiction; and a short monograph on the issue of completion in a work of art, A Crack in Everything: How We Know What’s Done Is Done. He also edited three anthologies: Words Overflown by Stars, an anthology of essays on the craft of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction from past and present faculty of Vermont College of Fine Arts; The Best of Crazyhorse: Thirty Years of Poetry and Fiction; and, with Philip Dacey, Strong Measures: Contemporary American Poetry in Traditional Forms.