Father Brother Keeper (Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction) (Paperback)
"Heartfelt, lyrical, and moving, these stories make you feel the texture of your life alter while you're immersed in them. This remarkable book announces the arrival of a brilliant young writer."--Robert Boswell
Stories set in rural Georgia investigate small moments that illuminate life-altering struggles: a man slipping into dementia is abandoned at a diner with his granddaughters; a farmer's son discovers his love of carving wooden birds but buries his creations in shame; bait dogs are left to die, chained in the woods, when they grow too old to fight.
About the Author
Nathan Poole: Nathan Poole is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and the MFA program for writers at Warren Wilson College. His stories have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Narrative Magazine, The Sun Magazine, The Saturday Evening Post, and others.