Half Wild: Stories

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Ecco Press
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5.2 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.39 pounds

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About the Author
Robin MacArthur lives and works on the farm where she was born in Vermont. She is the author of Half Wild: Stories (winner of the 2017 PEN/New England Award), the editor of Contemporary Vermont Fiction: An Anthology, and one-half of the indie-folk duo Red Heart the Ticker.
"Move over Annie Proulx, Raymond Carver, and Flannery O'Connor. Make room for Vermont's own Robin MacArthur. Half Wild is American fiction, and American literature, at its very best."--Howard Frank Mosher, author of Where the Rivers Flow North and God's Kingdom
"MacArthur writes with the ear of a musician and a classic, pure command of the short story form, like a dispatch from Eudora Welty in the great north woods."--Megan Mayhew Bergman, author of Birds of a Lesser Paradise and Almost Famous Women
"Half Wild... made me feel a bittersweet nostalgia for all the possible lives I could have led. This is a beautiful and emotionally rich book and it casts a big spell."--Diane Cook, author of Man V. Nature
"Feral, wise, deft, elegant, luminous, Robin MacArthur's stories inhabit a reader with shimmering wonder."--Rick Bass, author of All The Land to Hold Us
"Robin MacArthur is a striking new voice and Half Wild is a stormy marvel of a debut."--Laura van den Berg, author of Find Me and The Isle of Youth
"MacArthur is able to render complicated situations precisely and depict tenderness and harshness with an equally deft hand."--Publishers Weekly
"MacArthur's multilayered tales involve heady internalization as characters push beyond their preoccupations to inch toward resolution."--Booklist
"Each powerful story in this collection becomes part of a fearsome whole, one that celebrates the ways in which memory itself is half wild."--Ploughshares (online)