Highly regarded for her deft and humorous portrayals of the dark side of modern living, Maxine Chernoff’s latest collection is a droll, poetic field guide to the endearing and troubling aspects of human behavior. Chernoff fans will relish the sixteen new stories, and new readers will discover a wonderful assemblage of Chernoff’s likeable and contemplative characters. Chernoff continues to establish herself as a master of the short story genre with this excellent collection.
National Author tour will include AWP Conference, New York, Chicago, and California
Born in Chicago in 1952, Maxine Chernoff has published several collections of poems, short stories, and novels, including Signs of Devotion, which was a New York Times Notable Book. She edits the long-running literary journal New American Writing and is chair of the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University.
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