What Ends, Andrew Ladd

What Ends

Andrew Ladd

Publisher: New Issues Poetry & Prose
PubDate: 1/20/2014
ISBN: 9781936970223
Price: $26.00
Quantity Available: 87
Pages: 265
SKU #: E01G

Fiction. In 1980 the McCloud family welcomes Trevor, their third child and the last to be born on Eilean F├Čor, a small island off the west coast of Scotland. Life there, on the eve of Trevor's birth, is grim: the population, once in the hundreds, now hovers around thirty; his parents stubbornly maintain the family business, a guesthouse, despite their increasing trouble turning a profit; and a plague of rats threatens to wipe out the island's last remaining hopes. Against this backdrop, and through a series of interlocking narratives spanning from Trevor's birth to the present day, WHAT ENDS follows each of the McClouds as they navigate their ever-more fragile lives.


Andrew Ladd is the blog editor for Ploughshares, and his work has also appeared in Apalachee Review, CICADA, Memoir Journal, and The Rumpus, among others. He grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has since lived in Boston, Montreal, and London; currently he lives in Brooklyn, with his wife and cat. He is the author of WHAT ENDS (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2014).  

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Winner of the 2012 AWP Award Series for the Novel
2015 Finalist for the NYPL's Young Lions Fiction Award
2014 Balcones Fiction Prize Finalist