Highway Trade

John Domini (Author)


"John Domini is one of those rare writers who doesn't bend his characters towards his own pre-determined ends, but follows where they lead. In lesser hands, Domini's people would have been drowned in bathos. But Domini honors them with a generous but unsentimental imagination, giving us lives worth knowing about, layered portrayals of the obdurate world and our own terrifying self-betrayals. His profound, unflinching attention reminds us how closely together fiction, at its best, can unite justice with mercy."

--Jay Cantor

"John Domini's densely textured stories teem with compelling inner and outer life. He is a master at capturing the complex workings of minds under stress and the hard-edged negotiations we make with fate when our backs are against a wall. He knows how women and men can behave with one another. The stories move swiftly and sinuously, emerging from the everyday to coil around a reader's heart."

--Floyd Skloot

"Fiery, crackling prose. Domini's writing wields a double-bladed humor that is both fearsomely entertaining and pleasurably dark. Highway Trade is a sharp and compassionate work; unforgettable."

--Diana Abu-Jaber

Product Details

$14.95  $13.75
Red Hen Press
Publish Date
January 01, 1998
5.5 X 0.5 X 8.5 inches | 0.5 pounds
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About the Author

John Domini has won awards in all genres, publishing fiction in Paris Review, Ploughshares, and anthologies, and non-fiction in GQ, the New York Times, and elsewhere, including Italian journals. The New York Times has praised his work as "dreamlike, grabs hold of both reader and character," and Alan Cheuse, of NPR's "All Things Considered," described it as "witty and biting." Richard Ford called his 2007 novel, Earthquake I.D., "wonderful, a rich feast," and the Emerging Writers Network, in a four-and-a-half-star review, called that book and A Tomb on the Periphery, in 2008, "back-to-back stunners." Domini has worked as a visiting writer at many universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, and Grinnell. Italian publication for Earthquake I.D., is through the house that was the first to translate Don DeLillo, and they will also be handling A Tomb on the Periphery.