Fiction. "THIRTY MILES TO ROSEBUD depicts a series of imploding families and fast interstates. Barbara Henning's landscapes—a rust-belt childhood, a nearly forgotten East Village Bohemia and the arid Southwest streaked with the setting sun—are populated by runaways, lost loves and lifelong betrayals. In this remarkable novel, Henning's eye for detail and her emotional honesty enables the past to loom in the rear-view mirror long after the car has sped by"—Donald Breckenridge.
Barbara Henning's books include DIGIGRAM (United Artists Books, 2020), Just Like That (2018), A Day Like Today (2015), A SWIFT PASSAGE (Quale Press, 2013), LOOKING UP HARRYETTE MULLEN (Belladonna*, 2011), and Cities and Memory (2010). Her current project is a hybrid documentary on her mother's life, Look At Me—I Lived: Ferne, a Detroit Story (1921-1960). Henning is the editor and publisher of Long News Magazine and Books. She is also the editor of Prompt Book: Experiments for Writing Poetry and Fiction (Spuyten Duyvil 2020). Born in Detroit, she lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Long Island University. Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA