A collection of stories set in Oregon’s Willamette Valley—many of the protagonists having moved west to start their lives anew.
“Streetwise and pain-acquainted, John Domini’s new story-collection is a good rich read indeed.” —John Barth
"Fantastically tender... very fine pieces of short fiction. Domini [demonstrates] a willingness to cross boundaries... he powers of imagination coalesce and run." --Rain Taxi
"Domini achieves a powerful effect as he paints succinct and compelling portraits of offbeat souls.... The good, the bad, and the ugly of these characters come to life in... the author's insightful forays. ...Domini works with a keen and compassionate mind." --The Oregonian
"His lonely, hard-boiled outsider figures, women as well as men, are shrewd, wary observers of the predatory scene around them, but keep their fierce loves to themselves." --Jaimy Gordon
"prose poems... swirling... grab hold of both readers and characters." --New York Times Book Review
ABOUT JOHN DOMINI
John Domini, noted poet, essayist, and author, has had his work appear in the New York Times, GQ, the Paris Review, and Ploughshares. A former National Endowment for the Arts and Ingram Merrill Foundation fellow, he teaches at Iowa State University and lives in Des Moines, Iowa.