Have Mercy on Us

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Regal House Publishing
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5.59 X 8.49 X 0.36 inches | 0.47 pounds

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About the Author
Lisa Cupolo's work has appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, Narrative, The Idaho Review, and many others. A native Canadian, she teaches at Chapman University and lives in Orange, California with her husband, Richard Bausch, and their daughter, Lila.

"What exquisite stories these are, each of them immaculately composed, each of them powerfully transporting, carrying us away to Greece and Africa and Toronto and elsewhere, carrying us also into troubled, quietly impassioned human lives that remind us of our own. A superb story is, for me, one that makes me wish I had written it, and I wish I had written all ten of these brilliant, tender, and beautiful stories. This book deserves prizes." --Tim O'Brien, author of The Things They Carried

"Lisa Cupolo has a masterful gift for locating the most vulnerable, make it or break it, moment in a relationship, and then exploring the outcome with great insight and wisdom. The accomplished stories in Have Mercy On Us--skillfully varied in tone and geography--come together thematically to reveal the emotional price of love and loss. Will a young mother choose to leave her family? Will a husband continue to cheat even when confronted? Will an unacknowledged child be accepted into a family? Will a child come home when begged to do so? Some of the shifts are subtle but none are simple and all are memorable and satisfying." --Jill McCorkle, author of Hieroglyphics

"What a remarkable book of stories Have Mercy on Us is. With settings that range from small-town Canada to rural Kenya to 1940s Florida, its vibrant plots kept surprising me at every turn. I loved never knowing what these characters were going to do, as the ironies of life unfolded around them. A wonderful collection." --Joan Silber, author of Improvement, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

"Everybody in this gorgeous, illuminating collection is cheating, posing, yearning, lost - in other words, human. Lisa Cupolo tells these stories with the merciful, merciless third eye of a truly gifted writer." --Danzy Senna, author of Caucasia and New People