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's prose and verse have appeared in numberous journals, including Agni, Ascent, Harvard Review, The Literary Review, and in anthologies. Among numerous awards, the most recent is The Literary Riview's Charles Angoff Prize. He is Writer-in-Residence at Emerson College and teaches at the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast MFA program.