The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories (Paperback)

By Ethan Rutherford

Ecco, 9780062203830, 240pp.

Publication Date: May 7, 2013

List Price: 13.99*
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The stories in The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories, a collection from Ethan Rutherford, map the surprising ways in which the world we think we know can unexpectedly reveal its darker contours.

In stories that are alternately funny, persuasive, and compelling, unforgettable characters are confronted with, and battle against, the limitations of their lives.

Rutherford’s work has been selected by Alice Sebold for inclusion in the volume of The Best American Short Stories that she edited, and also published in Ploughshares, One Story, and American Short Fiction.


About the Author

Ethan Rutherford's fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, One Story, American Short Fiction, and The Best American Short Stories. Born in Seattle, he now lives in Minneapolis with his wife and son.

Praise For The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories

— Publishers Weekly (starred review)

— Minneapolis Star Tribune

— Nylon Magazine

— Booklist

— Shelf Awareness

The Peripatetic Coffin.”]]>
— Alice Sebold, author of The Lucky Bones and Lucky

— Charles Baxter, author of National Book Award finalist The Feast of Love

— Ben Fountain, author of National Book Award finalist Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

— Jim Shepard, author of author of National Book Award finalist Like You'd Understand, Anyway

— Paul Yoon, author of Once the Shore

— Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang

The Peripatetic Coffin feels necessary and true. Ethan Rutherford gets it.”]]>
— Patrick DeWitt, author of The Sisters Brothers