Fiction. In SANDY AND WAYNE, Steve Yates reveals his talents in this gorgeous swoop of prose. Arranging his characters intimately against the vast Ozark Mountains, Yates moves flawlessly between the lives of Sandy Coker and Wayne Sheridan to the road crews reshaping the land. From their harbored ambitions to the secret that threatens to pull their lost hearts apart, this beautifully written novella tells a story of worlds colliding, of truths and consequences, as two people fall in love, reluctant to change with the world around them.
Steve Yates is the winner of the Juniper Prize in Fiction and in April 2013, University of Massachusetts Press published his collection Some Kinds of Love: Stories. In Best American Short Stories 2010, Richard Russo named one of Yates's stories among the "Distinguished Stories of 2009." He lives with his wife, Tammy, in Mississippi.Author City: Jackson, MS USA