You Would Have Told Me Not to: Stories

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Delphinium Books
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5.4 X 8.3 X 1.2 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author
Christopher Coake is the author of the novel You Came Back (2012) and the story collection We're in Trouble (2005), which won the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for a first work of fiction. His new collection, You Would Have Told Me Not To, will be published in 2020 by Delphinium. In 2007 he was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists. His short fiction has been anthologized in collections such as Best American Mystery Stories 2004; The Best American Noir of the Century; and Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories; and has been published in numerous literary journals. A native of Indiana, Coake received his MFA in fiction from the Ohio State University. He is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he directs the MFA program in creative writing. He lives in Reno with his wife, Stephanie Lauer, and their two dogs.
"Engaging. . .rich prose and sharp dialogue. With humor and heft, Coake hammers home the ways the past can boomerang to change the present."
"even sharp stories that dwell on relationships both good and bad...tensions that grow increasingly complex. . . Coake can make simple conflicts sing."
"You Would Have Told Me Not To is populated with people so real, I found myself smiling at their triumphs, laughing at their jokes, and wishing I could intervene when they inevitably screwed up. It's the type of book that stays with you long after you put it down."