The Emigrant and Other Stories

The Emigrant and Other Stories

by Justine Dymond
The Emigrant and Other Stories

The Emigrant and Other Stories

by Justine Dymond


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The winner of The Eludia Award, the stories in this collection range widely in setting and era, including France during World War II, Maine in the early eighteenth century, and Tennessee in the twenty-first century. What the stories all have in common, however, are characters who experience life as foreigners, whether in their own countries or not, and who long for a real or imaginary "elsewhere". Each character has a different impulse that propels their longing. Each story represents a border experience, imposed from the outside or inside, that paradoxically confines and propagates the human desire to be somewhere else.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999491553
Publisher: Sowilo Press
Publication date: 06/01/2021
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Justine Dymond is Associate Professor of English at Springfield College in Massachusetts, where she teaches literature and writing. Her awards and honors include a 2020 Artist Fellowship grant as a finalist from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the 2018 Eludia Award, a 2007 O. Henry Prize, a "distinguished" story in The Best American Short Stories 2006, and nominations for two Pushcart Prizes nomination and inclusion in The Best American Travel Writing. Dymond has received grants and awards from the Vermont Studio Center, Writers OMI at Ledig House, and Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing.

Table of Contents

Cherubs 3

The Emigrant 19

Pickpocket 39

The Bad Luck Gods 53

Don't Go 71

The Corner Cupboard. 91

Intruder 111

Geography Lesson 135

Keeping the Swans

at Bay 139

Acknowledgements. 155

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