Bratwurst Haven: Stories


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West Virginia University Press
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5.1 X 7.6 X 0.7 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Rachel King is the author of the novel People along the Sand. Her short stories have appeared in One Story, North American Review, Green Mountains Review, Northwest Review, and elsewhere. A graduate of the University of Oregon and West Virginia University, she lives in her hometown of Portland, Oregon.


"Often hovering on the cusp of some potential change, the characters in Bratwurst Haven's beautifully written stories share a yearning for more--a better relationship or job or simply a chance to feel content. These all-too-relatable struggles make the stories not only engrossing but also an intriguing and tenderly rendered study of this flawed world we call home."
Rajia Hassib, author of A Pure Heart
"In these twelve linked short stories, Rachel King captures the magic of the American mountain west and the people who call it home. Her characters take work in a sausage factory, pull shifts at a bar to fund their art, struggle with booze and pills, or end up with a haircut after losing at poker. They also care for one another, offering kindnesses both large and small. In Bratwurst Haven, King uncovers the complicated ways humans connect, and she gives it to us in prose that is as crystal clear as a bright Colorado day. It is a collection that builds with each story revealing more and more of the friendships and family that bind us all together--and that we cannot escape from, even when we try."
Wendy J. Fox, author of What If We Were Somewhere Else and If the Ice Had Held