Fiction. Jewish Studies. Short Stories. Winner of the G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction, selected by Amina Gautier. The stories in ONE OF US explore the tension between groups and individuals, the allure of tribalism, the claustrophobia of belonging, and the alienation that comes with separation. They range from autobiographical to historical and roam temporally and geographically, chronicling, among others, an encounter between the sculptor Louise Nevelson and the anti-Semitic French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline; a synagogue congregation facing ongoing public scandal; a comedy improv troupe trying to cross the threshold from amateur to professional; and a young man navigating the competing pulls of adventure and domestic bliss at the cusp of the new millennium.
Scott Nadelson teaches at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and is the author of six previous books, including The Fourth Corner of the World, an Association of Jewish Libraries honoree, The Cantor's Daughter, winner of the Goldberg Prize for Emerging Jewish Writers, and Saving Stanley, winner of the Oregon Book Award and named a significant book by the Union of Reform Judaism. His work has appeared widely in such publications as Ploughshares, Harvard Review, and Southern Review.Author City: SALEM, OR USA