One Headlight: An Alaskan Memoir

One Headlight: An Alaskan Memoir

by Matt Caprioli


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**A Lambda Literary Most Anticipated Read**

"Like no other book I have read. It will entertain you as it crushes you." - Martha Amore, Editor of Lambda Literary Nominated Building Fires in the Snow

"Frank and insightful...An affecting and surprising remembrance about the responsibilities of parents and children." - Kirkus Reviews

"Quirky humor, bright language, and sharp emotional insight." - Joe Okonkwo, author of Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction winner Jazz Moon


The debut memoir from Matt Caprioli, a young college

Lecturer in New York City, will inspire and thrill you even as it

voyages beautifully through life's harshest truths.


Press; August 6, 2021; paperback) is the story of a devoted single

mother raising her would-be pastor son around Lazy Mountain,

Alaska, in a church-donated Mustang with no snow tires, a

missing passenger window, and one headlight.

Caprioli's tales of religious extremism, sex work, and class

conflict have been published in numerous literary journals,

including Epiphany, Opossum, and Best Gay Stories. In 2021, his story on moving to Manhattan was featured in

episode four of the Netflix series Worn Stories, produced by

Emmy-winner Jenji Kohan and Oscar-winner Morgan Neville and written by New York Times style writer Emily Spivack.

Whatever your background, ONE HEADLIGHT is a

deeply human book that will move readers for its insightful,

honest, and poetic depictions of class, race, sexuality, family,

love, and memory. ONE HEADLIGHT will especially resonate

with those who have lost a loved one to cancer, who are

interested in the craft of memoir, coming-of-age stories, parent-child

relationships, Alaskan cultures, or LGBTQ+ literature.


MATT CAPRIOLI is a queer Alaskan/NYC creative writer and Lecturer in the English Department of Lehman College, City University of New York. His essays and fiction have appeared in Epiphany, Breadcrumbs, Opossum Literary, Best Gay Stories 2017, and Newtown Literary. As a journalist, he was a regular contributor to Anchorage Press and The Red Hook Star-Revue. He holds an MFA from Hunter College and studied at Columbia University and The University of Alaska, Anchorage. He lives in Astoria, Queens, with his partner.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781737510420
Publisher: Uvp Group
Publication date: 08/06/2021
Pages: 242
Sales rank: 470,143
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Matt Caprioli is a Lecturer in the English Department of Lehman College, City University of New York. His creative work has appeared in OPOSSUM, Epiphany, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Newtown Literary, Worn Stories, and more. He lives in Queens, NY with ties to Anchorage, Alaska. Contact:

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