St. Christopher on Pluto

Nancy McKinley (Author)

Product Details

$18.99  $17.47
West Virginia University Press
Publish Date
December 03, 2019
4.9 X 8.0 X 0.5 inches | 0.57 pounds
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About the Author

Nancy McKinley is a founding fiction faculty member at Wilkes University, where she teaches at the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing. She is the author of Travels with a Nuclear Whore, which won the Thayer Fellowship in the Arts, and is a recipient of the Newhouse Award from the John Gardner Foundation.


"St. Christopher on Pluto is good word medicine. I belly laughed and was so touched so many times, I had to keep tissues on hand. I will stock up and give this book to any friend overwhelmed by life."
Beverly Donofrio, author of Riding in Cars with Boys

"Set amidst Pennsylvania small-town life, the linked stories in St. Christopher on Pluto tackle big subjects: war, faith, AIDS, female friendship, race, and aging. Gravitas and comedy are not an easy combination, but Nancy McKinley masterfully mixes the two in a moving, memorable, and inspiring collection."
Steven Schwartz, author of Madagascar: New and Selected Stories

"A dazzling collection, recounted in multiple colloquial voices and acute imagery that conveys a palpable and cinematic sense of place."
J. Michael Lennon, author of Norman Mailer: A Double Life

"This book is the real hillbilly elegy, this tour through an Appalachia whose female warriors mess up and flounder but somehow survive. Nancy McKinley's stories are both sad and hilarious, and punctuated by unexpected wonder."
John Vernon, author of The Last Canyon

"Warm, generous stories."