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Torrey House Press Complete Catalogue

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    Distributor: Publishers Group Canada Supplies to:CA Availability: To order Excluding:Jul 14, 2020 On Sale Date:Dec 28, 2012 Carton Quantity:56 $23.95 CAD
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By (author): Mark Maynard
9781937226039 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Short Stories Dec 28, 2012
$23.95 CAD
Active 5.25 x 8 x 0.49 in | 200 gr 180 pages Torrey House Press
"This is prime American fiction—tough, generous, and open–eyed."
—ALYSON HAGY, author ofBoleto

"Maynard's debut collection bursts with idiosyncratic characters…packs a strong emotional punch."

Convicts round up wild mustangs, a schizophrenic homeless man wins the jackpot and disappears,
a truck driver with a child's mind spends his last hours in the embrace of a prostitute's photos. Disparate and vivid, Mark Maynard's characters intersect in the new wild west of Reno, Nevada.

MARK MAYNARD teaches creative writing and composition at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada, where he is the fiction editor forThe Meadow. A graduate of the MFA program at Antioch University, his work has appeared inOur Stories,Shelf Life Magazine, andThe Duck and Herring Co. Pocket Field Guide.

"Throughout the volume's eight tenuously linked tales, lives and fortune are lost, and the city of Reno emerges as a locus of shattered souls. Maynard's debut collection bursts with idiosyncratic characters…packs a strong emotional punch…is strangely entertaining."

"InGrind, Maynard reveals a world the Nevada tourism board would rather you didn't see… A debut collection of stories that perfectly captures the seediness, desperation and sense of loss permeating the hot desert world of Reno."

"Grind has plenty of those characters who make a visit to the environs of Reno both an exciting potential and an illicit affair. This is a Northern Nevada book."

"Mark Maynard's Reno is so sleazily appealing, so filled with convict cowboys, wild horses, racing pilots, truckers, snow bums, eco–terrorists, tattoo conventions, pawnshops and jackpots that you emerge dazed by this author's empathy for neglected quarters of humanity. You feel gritty all over—and more alive."
CAROLYN COOKE, author ofDaughters of the Revolution

"The characters in these stories are as beautiful and broken as the desert itself. Mark Maynard explores the stony truths of lost lives with an unflinching eye for detail, an insider's sense of the place and its people, and an honest compassion. The heartbreaks here are real, as are the moments of uncommon grace and hard–won redemption."
KIM BARNES, author ofIn the Kingdom of Men

"Mark Maynard'sGrind is chock full of men and women who are desperate with want and full of spirit. Pawnbrokers. Truckers. Casino shills. Prison inmates. They're all here, and they're all gloriously alive. This is prime American fiction—tough, generous, and open–eyed."
ALYSON HAGY, author ofBoleto

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