Each Vagabond by Name (Paperback)

By Margo Orlando Littell

University of New Orleans Press, 9781608011223, 256pp.

Publication Date: May 6, 2016

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When a group of traveling people descends on the sleepy town of Shelk, Pennsylvania, Zaccariah Ramsy, owner of the local bar, finds himself drawn into their world after a hungry man turns up on his doorstep. Meanwhile, Stella Vale, Ramsy's former love, believes that her long-lost daughter might be among those who begin to rob townspeople's homes. As tensions between Shelk residents and the newcomers rise, Stella and Ramsy must decide whether they will remain isolated from the world around them--or reach for a life of new possibilities.

A piercing tale of isolation, redemption, and belonging, Each Vagabond By Name is a powerful exploration of loss by a commanding new literary voice.

About the Author

Margo Orlando Littell grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania and received an MFA from Columbia. After spending many years in New York City, Barcelona, and Northern California, she now lives in New Jersey with her family. This is her first novel.