This Is Not Your City

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Pub Date: 06/28/2011

Pages: 224

Publisher: Sarabande Books

Imprint: Sarabande Books

ISBN 13: 9781932511918

ISBN 10: 1932511911

Price: $15.95 / $20.99 CAN

Category: FICTION / Short Stories (single author)

This Is Not Your City

By Caitlin Horrocks

Price: $15.95

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

Best Books of 2011, San Francisco Chronicle
The Millions' A Year in Reading pick

Eleven women confront dramas both everyday and outlandish in Caitlin Horrocks' This Is Not Your City. In stories as darkly comic as they are unflinching, people isolated by geography, emotion, or circumstance cut imperfect paths to peace—they have no other choice. A Russian mail-order bride in Finland is rendered silent by her dislocation and loss of language, the mother of a severely disabled boy writes him postcards he'll never read on a cruise ship held hostage by pirates, and an Iowa actuary wanders among the reincarnations of those she's known in her 127 lives. Horrocks' women find no simple escapes, and their acts of faith and acts of imagination in making do are as shrewd as they are surprising.

About the Book

In 11 darkly comic stories, women isolated by geography, emotion, or circumstance cut imperfect paths to peace.

Author

Caitlin Horrocks lives in Michigan, by way of Ohio, Arizona, England, Finland, and the Czech Republic. Her stories have appeared in The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009, The Pushcart Prize XXXV, The Paris Review, Tin House, and The Southern Review. Recently, she won the $10,000 Plimpton Prize from The Paris Review. She teaches at Grand Valley State University.