Freshwater Boys

Freshwater Boys

by Adam Schuitema


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ISBN-13: 9781883285401
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/13/2010
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Adam Schuitema is the author of the short-story collection Freshwater Boys, forthcoming in April 2010. It will be published by Delphinium Books and distributed by HarperCollins. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous magazines, including Glimmer Train, North American Review, TriQuarterly, Black Warrior Review, and Crazyhorse. Adam earned his MFA and Ph.D. from Western Michigan University. He is an assistant professor of English at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

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Stuart Dybek

Michigan, the state with the largest fresh water coastline, is our Third Coast, and writers such as Ernest Hemingway and Jim Harrison have fittingly laced their Michigan stories with its rivers. Freshwater Boys, Adam Schuitema's deeply engaging first collection, extends this tradition and, in so doing, renders an American Lake Country. (Stuart Dybek)

Kirk Farber

Freshwater Boys is filled with characters much like the lakes Schuitema writes about—dark, mysterious, and sometimes punishing, but also redemptive and forgiving. A wonderful, poignant collection of stories about men struggling to understand manhood. (Kirk Farber, author of Postcards from a Dead Girl)

Michael Zadoorian

Schuitema's Freshwater Boys is the literary equivalent of an early spring leap into the still icy waters of the bay: shocking, refreshing, cleansing. (Michael Zadoorian, author of The Leisure Seeker and The Lost Tiki Palaces of Detroit (Wayne State University))

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