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The Era of Not Quite (American Readers #19)

Douglas Watson


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Douglas Watson's debut story collection is chock-a-block with deaths, births, sea and land voyages, excursions to the library, philosophical asides, and things like wolves.

Within the pellucid surface of these stories moves a surprising warmth and affection. People fall in and out of love, walk in and out of buildings, take two steps forward and two steps back. Life is discovered on the moon, only to make the earth feel more lonely. Futility is a theme of the book, but so is the necessity of trying. These spare, intricate stories bring a masterful edge of truth to a bleak and tender world.

BOA Editions, 9781938160103, 160pp.

Publication Date: May 7, 2013

About the Author

Douglas Watson is the winner of the first annual BOA Short Fiction Prize. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Ohio State University and an MA in history from Brown University. He works at TIME magazine and has also done editorial work at Sports Illustrated, The Journal, and two academic journals, The New England Quarterly and Current History. Stories from The Era of Not Quite have appeared in Tin House (online), Sou'Wester, and Fifty-Two Stories