The Doctor's Wife by Luis Jaramillo

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In stylish, intimate, and devastating short flashes, The Doctor's Wife tells the story of three generations of a family in the Pacific Northwest.

"I read Luis Jaramillo's beautiful collection in one sitting. This is a ravishing book. I loved every word. It should be required reading for everyone." --Abigail Thomas

"The Doctor's Wife is like the runaway child of Evelyn Waugh's A Handful of Dust--Luis Jaramillo's acerbic wit and satire are rare finds in America. Pick this up at once." --Alexander Chee
"The Doctor's Wife is story-writing at its best; lean, even epigrammatic, each of these stories offers a beautifully realizedi nsight into the life of three generations of a family in the pacific Northwest." --Scott Turow

Winner of the Dzanc Short Story Contest, Luis Jaramillo's The Doctor's Wife pushes the limits of what a short story collection can be. In stylish, intimate, and devastating short flashes, Jaramillo chronicles the small domestic moments, tragic losses, and cultural upheavals faced by three generations of a family in the Pacific Northwest, creating a moving portrait of an American family and the remarkable woman at its center.
 

About Luis Jaramillo

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Luis Jaramillo: Luis Jaramillo has had short stories published in Open City and Tin House. He is the Associate Chair of the New School Writing Program, where he teaches fiction and nonfiction.
 
Published November 6, 2012 by Dzanc Books. 170 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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