“There’s a beautiful formality to this writing that beckons a reader in, and then the vibrancy of the dialogue and the surreal allure of the scenes surprise and open up the story. A novella both stamped in time, and timeless. Flood has made something memorable here.”—Aimee Bender, author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake and The Color Master
On the day that Minister Peters boards a train from South Carolina heading north, he has nothing left but ghosts: the ghost of his murdered wife, the ghost of his drowned daughter, the ghosts of his father and his grandmother and the people who disappeared from his town without trace or explanation. In the cramped car, Minister finds himself in close quarters with three passengers also joining the exodus from the South--people seeking a new life, whose motives, declared or otherwise, will change Minister's life with devastating consequences.
"The Salt Fields is a beautiful and powerful novella . . . with lyrical prose that had me spellbound from the first few sentences. Stacy D. Flood is a remarkable talent, and I can't wait for the world to know his name."—Edan Lepucki, author of Woman No. 17 and California
"A poignant exploration of desire, yearning, and hope."—Maxine Chernoff, author of Here, Camera, Under the Music, and Bop
“Stacy Flood’s first novella is a marvel. . . . The Salt Fields will stay with you long after the last page.” —Toni Mirosevich, author of Pink Harvest
Originally from Buffalo, and currently living in Seattle, Stacy D. Flood's work has been published and performed nationally as well as in the Puget Sound Area. Having received his MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, he has also been an artist-in-residence at DISQUIET in Lisbon, as well as The Millay Colony of the Arts. In addition, he is the recipient of the Gregory Capasso Award in Fiction from the University at Buffalo, along with a Getty Fellowship to the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.
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