What Are You Afraid Of?

What Are You Afraid Of?

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by Michael Hyde
     
 

Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, 2005.

Powerful and haunting, the ten stories of this debut collection imagine a world where dreams and reality merge, often with dangerous consequences. Michael Hyde explores the relationships between illusion and reality, delusion and clarity, as his characters come to realize that the

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Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, 2005.

Powerful and haunting, the ten stories of this debut collection imagine a world where dreams and reality merge, often with dangerous consequences. Michael Hyde explores the relationships between illusion and reality, delusion and clarity, as his characters come to realize that the revelations they wholeheartedly pursue are often not the ones that await them and will move them. A teenage girl obsessed with the death of a classmate hopes to become the killer's next victim, a wayward graveyard attendant punishes the dead for his punishments in life, and a ghostly vision in a garden shed offers a catalyst for one woman's change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574412017
Publisher:
University of North Texas Press
Publication date:
12/15/2005
Series:
Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction Series, #4
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
903,337
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.55(d)

What People are saying about this

Aimee Sabo
". . . the ten stories that make up this debut collection are every bit as gripping as the book’s provocative title suggests."
Foreword Magazine, Jan/Feb 2006

Meet the Author


Michael Hyde received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and M.F.A. from the Writing Program at Columbia University. His short fiction has appeared in Ontario Review, Bloom, Xconnect, Mars Hill Review, New Millennium Writings, and The Best American Mystery Stories. He lives in New York City where he teaches writing and literature at the Fashion Institute of Technology and has recently completed a novel.

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