Nine long stories and essays, originally published in the acclaimed Ploughshares Solo digital series, create this third annual print collection.
Take a trip across Israel with the deceased Izzy Gam as he tries to find an unoccupied place to rest, visit a ruined hotel in a washed-up resort in Puerto Rico, and become immersed in the lives of two very different families living in a marginalized ethnic community in Kansas City. Meet protagonists that range from a small-town Mennonite girl to a performance artist walking the fine line between success and sell-out. These and other stories play with narrative while urging readers to think about the role cultural assumptions and myths play in everyday life.
Since 1971, Ploughshares has discovered and cultivated the freshest voices in contemporary American literature, and remains prescient in the digital age by providing readers with thoughtful and entertaining literature in a variety of formats. Find out why the New York Times named Ploughshares "the triton among the minnows."