A young woman struggles with a brain-damaged sister and chooses an unconventional path as a large-animal veterinarian in these interrelated stories that form a mosaic of a contemporary woman's life in the upper Midwest.
Nance Van Winckel's short stories have appeared in the Northwest Review, Cutbank, and Beloit Fiction Journal. Her poetry has appeared in many publications, including the Nation and American Poetry Review. She is the editor of Willow Springs and teaches English at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington.
This "resonant collection of short stories set in rural North Dakota . . . establishes Van Winckel as a talent to be watched."--Kirkus Reviews
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