By Breece D'J Pancake
Born in West Virginia in 1952, Pancake wrote twelve short stories before his
untimely death in 1979. Enduring stories that illuminate the deeper, darker
part of us allâ€”our insistent need to love and be loved, our flesh and blood
fallibility, our eternal yearning for grace. Gritty, urgent, and haunting. Long
overdue reprint of this collection that is acclaimed by readers and critics
About the author:
Pancake attended Marshall University, taught English at Virginia military schools, and then entered the creative writing program at the University of Virginia.
Pulitzer Prize winner and Guggenheim Fellow James Alan McPherson was born in Savannah, Georgia. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and holds an MFA from the University of Iowa. In a writing career that spans forty years, McPherson has been a contributor to many publications, including The Atlantic, Esquire, and Playboy, and was the editor of Double Take magazine. He is a professor of English at the University of Iowa.