Add Best Comp

Add comparable title

Remove comparable title

Torrey House Press Complete Catalogue

  • Thumbnail View
  • Scrolling view
  • Grid view
more
  • Sales Rights

    For sale with exclusive rights in: CA
  • Supply Detail

    Distributor: Publishers Group Canada Supplies to: CA Availability: To order Expected Ship Date: Dec 17, 2019 On Sale Date: Dec 28, 2012 Carton Quantity: 56 $23.95 CAD
  • Catalogues

Grind
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 180 pages Torrey House Press
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.

?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.”
?Publishers Weekly

?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.”
?Shelf Awareness

?[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.”
?Reno News & Review

?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 from reading Grind 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

Mark Maynard teaches creative writing and composition at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada where he is the Fiction Editor for The Meadow. A graduate of the MFA program at Antioch University, his work has appeared in Our Stories, Shelf Life Magazine, The 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.”
?Publishers Weekly

?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.”
?Shelf Awareness

?[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.”
?Reno News & Review

?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 from reading Grind 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

“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.”
Publishers Weekly

“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.”
Shelf Awareness

“[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.”
Reno News & Review

“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 from reading Grind 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

of 35

Register

Step 1 of 2

Thanks for signing up! Please tell us a little about yourself.
* Indicates required field




Step 2 of 2

Forgotten Password

Please enter your email address and click submit. An email with instructions on resetting your password will be sent to you.

Forgotten Password

An email has been sent out with instructions for resetting your password.