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"Like Chekhov's great stories, Davies' . . . reward re-reading not by resolving the core mystery, but by revealing layers of meaning and complexity. " ?Ladette Randolph, Ploughshares
From remote Australian settlements to the snows of Siberia, from Colorado to Cumbria, restless teenagers, middle-aged civil servants, and Quaker spinsters traverse expanses of solitude to reveal the secrets of the human heart.
Written with raw and rigorous prose, charged throughout by a prickly wit, the stories in The Redemption of Galen Pike remind us how little we know of the lives of others.
Carys Davies is currently a 2016-2017 Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library.