by Valerie Miner
This story is exclusively available in the anthology, Winesburg, Indiana, published by Breakaway Books, an imprint of Indiana University Press, in the spring of 2015. Available wherever fine books are sold, borrowed, or thrown at noisy children.
Valerie Miner is the award-winning author of 13 books including 7 novels, 4 collections of stories and 2 non-fiction books. Her work has appeared in more than sixty anthologies. She has won fellowships and awards from The Rockefeller Foundation, The McKnight Foundation, The NEA, The Jerome Foundation, The Heinz Foundation, The Australia Council Literary Arts Board and numerous other sources. She has received Fulbright Fellowships to Tunisia, India and Indonesia. Winner of a Distinguished Teaching Award, she is now a professor and artist in residence at Stanford University.