Fiction. Richard Hoffman, author of the acclaimed memoir Half the House and of two prize-winning collections of poetry, gives us a powerful first collection of stories. Its title novella tells the story of a child in a blue- collar family who is victimized by a serial predator. The other stories, raw and intimate, explore the difficult struggles to come of age and to live as a man in these times.
About the Author
Richard Hoffman is the author of Half the House: A Memoir; the poetry collections Without Paradise, EMBLEM (Barrow Street Press, 2011), and GOLD STAR ROAD, winner of both the 2006 Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the 2008 Sheila Motton Award from the New England Poetry Club; and the short story collection INTERFERENCE AND OTHER STORIES (New Rivers Press, 2009). He is senior writer-in-residence at Emerson College and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.