Fair Augusto and Other Stories

Fair Augusto and Other Stories

by Laura Kalpakian
Fair Augusto and Other Stories

Fair Augusto and Other Stories

by Laura Kalpakian

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Overview

FAIR AUGUSTO AND OTHER STORIES, Laura Kalpakian's first collection of short fiction shows remarkable breadth and depth. The settings, moods, themes and characters who inhabit these stories display enviable artistic range. "Hunters in the Fields of August" follows the fates and fortunes of a family of Italian Jews fleeing Mussolini. "Veteran's Day" (winner of the Stand International Short Fiction Competition) chronicles a disturbed veteran's return to his hometown. The title piece explores a lost lover whose suicide reverberates across lives and continents. Winner of the Pen West Best Short Fiction, these are stories to savor.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798988378709
Publisher: Paint Creek Press
Publication date: 06/20/2023
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Laura Kalpakian is the author of seventeen works of fiction (novels, novellas and story collections) in the US, the UK, and translated into languages abroad. Paint Creek Press has recently reissued a trilogy of St. Elmo books, These Latter Days, Caveat and the story collection, Dark Continent. Her first nonfiction book, Memory Into Memoir: a Writer's Handbook (University of New Mexico Press) won the 2022 Gold Medal Independent Publisher Book Awards. Winner of an NEA Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, the PEN West Award, and the Anahid Award for an American writer of Armenian descent, Laura Kalpakian also twice won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers' Award. Her novel, American Cookery was nominated for the 2007 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She has served as a regular book critic for both the Miami Herald and the San Jose Mercury News. She has held artists' residencies at Hawthornden Castle, Scotland, the Montalvo Center for the Arts, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. A native Californian, Laura Kalpakian was educated on both the east and west coasts with a BA and an MA in history. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.
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