The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories by Ethan Rutherford

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...the feeling of repetition never surfaces. These are robust, engaging stories.
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The stories in The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories, a collection from Ethan Rutherford, map the surprising ways in which the world we think we know can unexpectedly reveal its darker contours.

In stories that are alternately funny, persuasive, and compelling, unforgettable characters are confronted with, and battle against, the limitations of their lives.

Rutherford’s work has been selected by Alice Sebold for inclusion in the volume of The Best American Short Stories that she edited, and also published in Ploughshares, One Story, and American Short Fiction.

 

About Ethan Rutherford

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Ethan Rutherford's fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, One Story, American Short Fiction, and the Best American Short Stories 2009. His stories have received Special Mention in the 2009 and 2010 Pushcart Prize anthologies, and he has received grants from the McKnight Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. He received his MFA in fiction from the University of Minnesota, and has taught creative writing at Macalester, the University of Minnesota, and the Loft Literary Center. A former bookseller at Three Lives & Co. as well as Magers & Quinn, he lives in Minneapolis, where he is the guitarist for the band Pennyroyal.
 
Published May 7, 2013 by Ecco. 245 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Apr 22 2013

...the feeling of repetition never surfaces. These are robust, engaging stories.

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Good
Reviewed by Anthony Bukoski on May 05 2013

This is a beautiful book about human suffering, about human quandaries. It is also about bravery, history, love, longing, scientific and sexual exploration and the seasons of the year, principally summer and winter.

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