Have Mercy On Us

Have Mercy On Us

by Lisa Cupolo
Have Mercy On Us

Have Mercy On Us

by Lisa Cupolo


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"What exquisite stories these are, each of them immaculately composed, each of them powerfully transporting... This book deserves prizes." Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried

Each of the ten stories in Have Mercy on Us is an illuminating window into a human life. In the way of all the best fiction, these stories enlarge our understanding of what it means to be alive and to love, with characters who leap off the page. In this award-winning collection, the people are varied in age, race, and origin. An old man travels to a village in Kenya in an attempt to bring his estranged son home; against her mother’s wishes, a young woman attends the funeral of the father she never met, hoping to forge a relationship with her eight siblings; a woman long married to a renowned artist whose infidelity is nearly blatant, takes things into her own hands in a brilliantly realized moment of independence; in an imagined, loving portrait, the writer Zora Neale Hurston is shown near the end of her life in 1948, working as a maid in a motel in Ft. Pierce, Florida. These stories are spare and romantic without being sentimental.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781646033164
Publisher: Regal House Publishing
Publication date: 01/24/2023
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 253,811
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Lisa Cupolo's work has appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, Narrative, The Idaho Review, and many others. A native Canadian, she teaches at Chapman University and lives in Orange, California with her husband, Richard Bausch, and their daughter, Lila.
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