December 14, 2015
Winner of the 2015 National Book Award (Fiction)
“The world is not a dichotomy of black and white– and Johnson captures the grayness of it with everyday, morally complex characters from different walks of life, each facing a crisis of humanity that smacks of tragicomedy. Johnson writes themes of technology, politics, and societal upheaval with clarity and fearlessness. These stories are powerful, even devastating; they will grab you and won’t let you go. Yet in each of these tragedies, Johnson finds the kernel of hope: endurance. If you read any short story collection this year, make it this one.”
–Marissa, Grass Roots Books & Music, Corvallis, OR
You can get a copy for yourself and maybe one as a gift from Grass Roots and other independent bookstores.