Fiction. Whether ferrying slowly across an eastern North Carolina river or reaching out to touch a train that's not about to stop, the wanderers in these stories yearn for what they can't quite grasp. It might be what they've left behind or what lies ahead, but whatever it is, it won't leave them alone. Regret and marvel, trouble and love—it's EVERYTHING, THEN AND SINCE.
Michael Parker is the author of six novels — Hello Down There, Towns Without Rivers, Virginia Lovers, If You Want Me To Stay, The Watery Part of the World, and All I Have In This World—and two collections of stories, The Geographical Cure and Don't Make Me Stop Now. His short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in various journals including Five Points, The Georgia Review, The Southwest Review, Epoch, The Washington Post, The New York Times Magazine, Oxford American, Shenandoah, The Black Warrior Review, Trail Runner, Runner's World and Men's Journal. He is the Vacc Distinguished Professor in the MFA Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and since 2009 has been on the faculty of the Warren Wilson Program for Writers. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina and Austin, Texas.Author City: GREENSBORO, NC USA