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The Salt Palace
Darren DeFrain




New Issues Poetry & Prose
2005 • 348 pp. 5 x 8"
Literary Fiction

$14.00 Paperback, 978-1-930974-31-9



“The Salt Palace, Darren DeFrain's first novel, is a unique mixture of genres—a road trip and religious novel with enough suspense to keep the... [continued in Reviews below]”—Gordon Houser, The Wichita Eagle

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“The Salt Palace, Darren DeFrain's first novel, is a unique mixture of genres—a road trip and religious novel with enough suspense to keep the reader on edge. But at heart it's a coming-of-age novel . . . The novel's ending is startling and ambiguous, unfinished (like the playoffs), uncertain, much like Brian's life. The story reverberates and unsettles, long after reading.”—Gordon Houser, The Wichita Eagle

“If you think we don’t need another heavily footnoted Mormon road trip basketball novel, think again. With this unorthodox gem, Darren DeFrain creates a genre of his own, with the athletic ease of the Angel Moroni going in for a lay-up. Thoughtful, deadpan, shot through with comic inspiration, it’s a debut worth doing the wave for.”—J. Robert Lennon



DARREN DEFRAIN is the author of numerous short stories, essays, and screenplays. He is a graduate of the University of Utah, Kansas State University, Texas State University’s M.F.A. program, and Western Michigan University, where he received his Ph.D. in creative writing in 2000. He now lives in Wichita, Kansas with his wife, Melinda, and two daughters, and he is the Director of the Writing Program at Wichita State University.



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