Runner-Up in the 2016 Turnbuckle Chapbook Contest from Split/Lip Press, Gather Us Up and Bring Us Home is a collection of flash fiction exploring the lives of small-town girls, of men and women stuck in time and place. A ten-year-old girl finds Jesus at the county fair; a used-car salesman dreams of leaving town the night of his ten-year reunion; a group of girls learn the extent of their power and cruelty at a sleepover. The characters in these stories are alive with restlessness and nostalgia, longing for different lives, for the lovers and mothers that left them behind.
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About the Author
Shasta Grant's stories and essays have appeared in cream city review, Epiphany, Hobart, MonkeyBicycle, and elsewhere. She won the 2015 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest and was the 2016 SmokeLong Quarterly Kathy Fish Fellow. She received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and is Coordinating Editor at SmokeLong Quarterly and an issue editor at Proximity. The recipient of residencies from Hedgebrook and The Kerouac Project, she lives in Indianapolis and Singapore. For more information, visit her website: www.shastagrant.com