THE FAMOUS THING ABOUT DEATH
Short Story Collection
A palm reader startles a girl with, “You’ve never been old”; a demented father writes letters to Black Jack Pershing; two Indian boys soldier in WWI; an elderly ballerina escapes a rest home with the aid of an albino rock n’roll star and a child speaks to fish — these characters are hell-bent on the business of life.
“These are wonderful stories — passionate, fierce, reckless, and scrupulously written. Lisa Sandlin has a true heart and an unsparing eye.”
—Rick DeMarinis, author of The Art and Craft of the Short Story
“Thick with a variety of voices and personalities, this promising debut short-fiction collection marks Lisa Sandlin as a writer to watch.”