The Salt Palace (Paperback)

By Darren Defrain

New Issues Poetry & Prose, 9781930974319, 348pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2005

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Fiction. "If you think we don't need another heavily footnoted Mormon road trip basketball novel, think again. With this unorthodox gem, Darren DeFrain creates a genre of his own, with the athletic ease of the Angel Moroni going in for a lay-up. Thoughtful, deadpan, shot through with comic inspiration, it's a debut worth doing the wave for"--J. Robert Lennon.

About the Author

DARREN DEFRAIN is the author of numerous short stories, essays, and screenplays. He is a graduate of the University of Utah, Kansas State University, Texas State University's M.F.A. program, and Western Michigan University, where he received his Ph.D. in creative writing in 2000. He now lives in Wichita, Kansas with his wife, Melinda, and two daughters, and he is the Director of the Writing Program at Wichita State University.