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Dzanc Books is a literary nonprofit press out of Ann Arbor Michigan that publishes literary fiction and nonfiction and hosts the literary journal The Collagist.

The Woman in the Oil Field

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The Woman in the Oil Field

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The themes woven through The Woman in the Oil Field involve action and passivity and the different perspectives they inspire. Tracy Daugherty's characters walk the margins of life; seeking the safe periphery from which they assess their friends, lovers, and relatives who lead real lives. Daugherty treats perspective and insight as topics in themselves.

PRAISE

Daugherty, author of two novels, What Falls Away and Desire Provoked, shows himself to be a skilled practitioner of the short-fiction form in this, his first collection. These tightly structured stories, set in the South, exude a sharp, gripping intelligence while navigating the treacherous shoals of familial and romantic relationships.” —Publishers Weekly

ABOUT TRACY DAUGHERTY

Tracy Daugherty was born and raised in Midland, Texas. He is the author of four novels, four short story collections, a book of personal essays, as well as biographies of Donald Barthelme and Joseph Heller. His stories and essays have appeared in The New YorkerVanity Fair, The Paris Reviewonline, McSweeney’sBoulevardChelseaThe Georgia ReviewTriquarterlyThe Southern Review, and many other journals.