Father Brother Keeper
Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction
Published by: Sarabande Books
Imprint: Sarabande Books
144 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 in
- Published: February 2015
"Heartfelt, lyrical, and moving, these stories make you feel the texture of your life alter while you're immersed in them. This remarkable book announces the arrival of a brilliant young writer."—Robert Boswell
Stories set in rural Georgia investigate small moments that illuminate life-altering struggles: a man slipping into dementia is abandoned at a diner with his granddaughters; a farmer's son discovers his love of carving wooden birds but buries his creations in shame; bait dogs are left to die, chained in the woods, when they grow too old to fight.