Author(s): Adam Haslett
Nine stories make up Haslett's first collection. They are set in Los Angeles, the Midwest, New England and England, but each summons its own distinctive world. The characters include a widower, a young couple, middle-aged siblings and an orphaned boy who finds solace in a classmate's violence.
Adam Haslett is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and winner of a Michener Fellowship.