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What Burns (Digital Audiobook)

By Dale Peck, Curt Bonnem (Narrator), Chelsea Stephens (Narrator)

Publication Date: November 4, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (11/5/2019)
Compact Disc (11/5/2019)
MP3 CD (11/5/2019)
Paperback (11/5/2019)

Description

The first collection of short fiction from Lambda Award–winning novelist Dale Peck spans twenty-five years of writing, including two O. Henry Award winners and the recipient of a Pushcart Prize.



The stories in What Burns examine the extremes of desire against a backdrop of family, class, and mortality.



In "Bliss," a young man befriends the convicted felon who murdered his mother when he was only a child. In "Not Even Camping Is Like Camping Anymore," a teenage boy fends off the advances of a five-year-old his mother babysits. And in "Dues," a man discovers that everything he owns is borrowed from someone else—including his time on earth.



Walking the tightrope between tenderness and violence that has defined Peck's work since the publication of his first novel, Martin and John, through his most recent, Night Soil, What Burns reveals Peck's mastery of the short form.


About the Author

Chelsea Stephens has a longtime love and appreciation for the performing arts, with experience in on-stage acting, singing, and voice-over. Her love for reading books and the pursuit of the story led her to narration. She enjoys unfolding characters and bringing listeners into new worlds.

Chelsea is an experienced voice actor with a talent for mystery, sci-fi, and YA novels. She's a mom to a gaggle of young ones living in the Midwest with her lumber sexual husband.