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Glen Pourciau

Four Way
2017 • 168 pp. 6 x 9"
Fiction & Literature / Humorous Stories / Short Stories - Single Author

$17.95 Paperback, 978-1-935536-89-5
$16.99 Ebook, 978-1-935536-93-2

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Each story in this collection expresses the way a person experiences everyday situations and encounters

These new stories from Iowa Short Fiction Award–winner Pourciau reveal the day-to-day drama of various characters through their interior monologues. As readers become engaged in a character’s viewpoint and voice, they may begin to see the story from a different perspective than the narrator’s. The ground shifts as the reader questions the reliability of the narrator’s single point of view.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“‘In spite of my efforts I couldn’t succeed in extracting myself from my own wilderness,’ says one of the charmingly direct narrators in Glen Pourciau’s wonderful new collection, View. This sentiment captures the entertaining, somewhat surreal, and wholly palpable and contemporary struggle at the core of all of these memorable stories, chronicles of confusion and heartache in the generic malls, cubicles, and chain restaurants of an America that is increasingly adrift in every way.”—Dean Bakopoulos, author of Summerlong: A Novel

“I’ve never much been interested in books that solve mysteries. No. I much prefer those like Glen Pourciau’s View, a collection that describes the boundary where what’s everyday meets the mysterious. View allows its reader to swim in life’s inexplicable depths, floating through stories that glow with a strange, new, irresistible light.”—Samantha Hunt, author of Mr. Splitfoot

“A profound book. Glen Pourciau illuminates the commonplace and reminds us that the greatest mysteries are found in the quiet unspoken, and often uncomfortable intimacies of our lives. These stories—set in offices, at shopping malls, around kitchen tables, in quiet suburban neighborhoods—transcend their everyday setting to conjure up a startling and startlingly true portrait.”—Jensen Beach

GLEN POURCIAU is the author of Invite, winner of the 2008 Iowa Short Fiction Award. He lives in Plano, Texas.

Fri, 6 Jul 2018 13:56:57 -0500