Fiction. LGBTQIA Studies. The last Midwestern traveling circus is due to arrive in a rural village it has visited for a century of summers. Like the village, the circus is on its last leg. It's down to one elephant and a handful of acrobats. The circus boss's sweetheart is dying. The former starring act is recovering from cancer. The assistant, Frank, plans to retire after this show. Meanwhile, twins Heza and Abe wander the hot fields and roads, waiting for the circus or anything better. HEZADA! I MISS YOU is a novel that explores tradition, love, and suicide—set under the fading tents of small-town America and the circus.
Erin Pringle grew up in Casey, Illinois. She is the author of two story collections, The Floating Order (Two Ravens Press, 2009) and The Whole World at Once (Vandalia Press/West Virginia University Press, 2017), as well as several chapbooks and a hundred or more stories. Along the way, she has received financial support from the Rose fellowship at Texas State University, and an Artist Trust Fellowship from the Washington State arts organization of the same name. In addition to writing, Erin loves to run, swim, and read. She teaches children's tennis and preschool art and co-hosts an interview program on KYRS Thin Air Community Radio. She lives in Spokane, Washington with her partner, Heather, and son, Henry Valentine.Author City: SPOKANE, WA USA