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Listen & Other Stories
Liam Callanan

Four Way
2015 • 308 pp. 6 x 9"
Literary Fiction / Short Stories - Single Author

$17.95 Paperback, 978-1-935536-54-3
$16.99 Ebook, 978-1-935536-82-6

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“Listen to these lovely stories, indeed; each one is memorable, and each one different from the last.”—ALix Ohlin

The stories in Listen demand readers do just that, as the book crosses the country—and decades—to uncover secrets characters never thought they’d share

Listen is a book where characters ask readers to do just that: listen to their stories, especially because many aren’t the type of people who often get listened to—even though they should. These characters’ trials, missed connections, and sundry challenges are full of surprises—some good, some bad, some funny, some wise, and some all this at once. Perhaps most surprising of all, there’s tenderness here and a lot of heart—which often gets the collection’s characters into a lot of trouble.

Reviews / Endorsements

“…a wonderfully readable and hugely pleasurable collection.”—Margot Livesey

“Here is what makes these stories necessary and timeless: Liam Callanan’s incisive ability to render not just our desires and the choices we make to fulfill or thwart those desires, but the mystery behind those choices….”—Michael Parker

LIAM CALLANAN is the author of the novels The Cloud Atlas, a finalist for an Edgar Award, and All Saints, a Target Bookmarked Breakout book. A frequent public radio essayist, Liam has taught at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. Born in Washington, DC, and raised in Los Angeles, he now calls Wisconsin home. He’s on the web at

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 13:54:13 -0500