Description

The Empty House

Nathan Oates

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  • Published: 2013
  • Subject Listing: Literary Studies
  • Bibliographic information: 196 pp., 6 x 9 in.
  • Distributed for: Lost Horse Press
  • Contents

From the northern wilderness of Alaska to the mountains of Guatemala, from rural Ireland to war-torn Haiti and beyond, the characters in these award-winning stories travel with dreams of escape but find themselves ensnared by cultural misunderstandings, political strife, and the weight of family: a professor heads to Ireland with his wife and children, hoping to mend his broken marriage; a father and son find themselves caught up in a near civil war in Haiti; a young man travels to Guatemala, trying to understand what happened to his brother who disappeared there years before. These characters walk the fine line between safety and danger, good and evil, life and death, and on their way find their truest selves revealed.
Nathan Oates received his Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing at the University of Missouri and has been nominated for multiple Pushcart Prize awards. He lives in Brooklyn and is an assistant professor of English at Seton Hall University.
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