Finalist, William Rockhill Nelson Award
Fiction. "What virtually all the characters share is a profound sense of ironic detachment that keeps the world at a protective remove. Although Mary Troy could portray them merely as hapless losers, she wisely chooses to let us glimpse the resignation behind their struggles" --New York Times Book Review.
About the Author
Mary Troy is the author of Joe Baker Is Dead. Her stories have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Boulevard, Greensboro Review, and numerous other publications. She is an assistant professor of English at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and director of the MFA program. She is also a senior editor of Natural Bridge. She has lived in Arkansas and Hawaii as well as Missouri.
Excellent reading for those who value meditative, beautiful storytelling. —Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal (starred review) Ramspeck's debut collection abounds with flawed families, tense confirmations, and unlikely mo...
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