This is the first Ravenna Press edition of Wilson's novel, a cult favorite originally published in 1987 by Knopf, with a new Introduction by Marc Kipniss. Published alongside his short story collection, Sonja's Blue, these books are interesting evidence in the controversy over the influence of former Knopf editor Gordon Lish (who edited The Red Truck but not the short stories.) Lish edited Wilson as he edited Raymond Carver, with dazzling results that may be compared to the author's original and unedited writing in Sonja's Blue.
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About the Author
Rudy Wilson received an MFA degree at the University of Iowa and has taught in the Iowa Writer’s Program. He is the recipient of an NEA grant and the Michener Award as well as the GE-CCLM award for short fiction in The Paris Review from the Coordinating Council for Literary Magazines. He is the author of a companion volume from Ravenna Press, the collection Sonja's Blue and the novel A Girl Named Jesus.