Alden Jones (Author)
DescriptionTaut and fearless, mixing innocence with daring honesty, Jones's stories overturn our understanding of what it means to be young. A man on a mission to "save" people finds himself drawn to a brothel; two young women create mayhem in a homeless shelter; a group of Evangelical American teenagers descends on a quiet Costa Rican sugar cane town; a girl who grows scales no doctor can remedy finds solace in a friendship with a classmate who doesn't eat. From the wilds of Tennessee to Costa Rica's gritty capitol city and suburban America, Unaccompanied Minors explores the consequences of acting in a world that rarely provides the accompaniment we expect.
New American Press
December 20, 2013
5.24 X 0.39 X 7.99 inches | 0.44 pounds
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About the Author
Alden Jones is the author of Unaccompanied Minors and The Blind Masseuse. Her stories and essays have appeared in the Best American Travel Writing, New York Magazine, Agni, The Rumpus, among others. She teaches creative writing and cultural studies at Emerson College and is core faculty in the low-residency Newport MFA program at Salve Regina University.