A Tourist in the Land of Plenty in Southwest Review

My story “A Tourist in the Land of Plenty” will be appearing in the new issue of Southwest Review. Like a lot of my stories lately it’s about the process of storytelling (I guess I’ve always written about this subject) and, more specifically, how stories are used to empower the people who tell them.

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The story of “A Tourist in the Land of Plenty” is the sum total of many stories told: the story of a man who sets fire to his own barn, the story of survival as a young couple travels by rickety boat from the DR to America, the story of their daughter’s encounter with a man she instantly hates and wants to destroy, and the story of a marriage.

I’m very proud of the piece and quite happy that it will be appearing in Southwest Review. “A  Tourist in the Land of Plenty” is one of the stories in my new manuscript “Stranger in the Dream House” and was finished just a few weeks ago.


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