Wichita (Paperback)

By Thad Ziolkowski

Europa Editions, 9781609450700, 253pp.

Publication Date: April 24, 2012



After graduation, Lewis returns to Wichita to find his mother involved in a Ponzi scheme with multiple boyfriends living at their house. She tells Lewis she's starting a storm-chasing business and invites him on a ride. Things resemble the land of Oz more than Wichita in this comic novel.

About the Author

Thad Ziolkowski is the author of "Our Son the Arson," a collection of poems, and a memoir, "On a Wave," which was a finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award in 2003. In 2008, he was awarded a fellowship from the John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. His essays and reviews have appeared in The "New York Times," "Slate, Bookforum, Artforum, Travel & Leisure" and "Index." He directs the Writing Program at Pratt Institute. "Wichita "is his first novel.