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The Truth at Daybreak
Christopher Torockio



Carnegie Mellon Short Fiction Series

Carnegie Mellon
2008 • 264 pp. 5 1/4 x 9 1/2"
Short Stories - Single Author

$19.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-488-9



A collection of short stories by Christopher Torockio.

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"These are stories that stick—to the mind and to the heart—for these are people in the neighborhoods I know, those knocking themselves silly trying to figure out the next place to go while knowing, at the same time, that the next place is just like the last place: you can't outrun the self. Christopher Torockio has, in no small way, reassured me that the story has a new writer to serve."—Lee K. Abbott

"From his first book on it's been clear that Christopher Torockio writes in the classic tradition of character-driven stories. To this end he's marshalled his considerable gifts: clarity of style, a keen eye for detail, and an ear for dialogue worthy of the stage. The stories in The Truth at Daybreak exhibit all these strengths and more, for as Torockio has matured the structure of his stories has become increasingly complex and he's begun to utilize a sense of place to memorable effect. This is his best work yet, a beautiful and wise collection."—Stuart Dybek

"It's not just the raw transplants to Christopher Torockio's coastal North Carolina who are in flux and treading the nervous edge of desperation. Even the natives are displaced and hoping their luck will change. The Truth at Daybreak is about the hardest part of American life—the second act."—Stewart O'Nan



CHRISTOPHER TOROCKIO is the author of the novel Floating Holidays and a previous collection of stories, Presence. His fiction has appeared in The Antioch Review, Denver Quarterly, The Gettysburg Review, The Iowa Review, New Orleans Review, Willow Springs, and many other publications. He holds an M.F.A from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. from Western Michigan University, and has received grants and fellowships from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council, among others. A native of Pittsburgh, he now lives in Connecticut with his wife and son and teaches creative writing at Eastern Connecticut State University.



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