Where We Live is master story-teller W. D. Wetherell’s fifth story collection, and his first in ten years, bringing together the best of his recent fictions. The stories exemplify the qualities readers and critics have praised in the past while continuing to explore new directions in style, theme, and characterization. He illumines contemporary American life and culture by focusing on the forgotten places and people living on the edges, from a young Somali immigrant who finds an unlikely mentor in his attempt to come to terms with his new home, to a widower faced with the everyday challenges of his first day alone.
Praise for W. D. Wetherell
“Wetherell’s stories are powerful stuff, a brilliant weaving of personal and political themes, plaintive and funny and ultimately haunting. He has a sharp, fresh eye, and a complicated view of our dislocations, pains, and dreams.” â€”The New York Times
“W. D. Wetherell is a fearless acrobat with words and narrative structures. His work, filled with humor, warmth, and wisdom, asks us to re-examine our recent history.” â€”Chicago Tribune
“Wetherell is one of America’s most consistently engaging writers.” â€”Christian Science Monitor
About the Author
W. D. Wetherell is the award-winning author of over twenty books, including the novelsÂ Chekhov’s Sister,Â A Century of Â November, andÂ The Writing on the Wall, the story collectionsÂ The Man Who Loved Levittown, andÂ Wherever That Great Heart May Be, and the memoirsÂ Soccer DadÂ andÂ North of Now. His work has appeared inÂ The New York Times, theÂ Washington Post,Â The Atlantic, and many other publications. In addition to his fiction, he writes frequently on writing, fly-fishing, and travel.Â Where Wars Go to Die, his compilation of the forgotten literature of World War One, appeared in 2016. He’s lived for the last 35 years in Lyme, New Hampshire on the Connecticut River overlooking Vermont.
176 pages; Paperback Original
5.5 x 8.5; ISBN:Â 978-0-9974528-8-4
Publication Date: Oct. 17, 2018
Distributor:Â Midpoint Trade BooksÂ / Ingram, Baker & Taylor.
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