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Where You Live (Paperback)

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From the author of The Miracle Girl comes this smart, often funny and heart-felt collection of short stories. A Californian, Roe’s sympathies lie with the Golden State’s outsiders—its janitors and harried single mothers and petty criminals and lost souls—and the efforts they make, however on point or misguided, to save themselves. An assured debut!

— Rico

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The California of Where You Live might have sun, surf, and sand, but it's more densely populated with cracking marriages, accidental pregnancies, and shitty jobs. Andrew Roe's Californians face sharp points of change: Stay or go? Love or leave? Run or get stuck? Their choices, like our own, reveal life's stark limitations and its wide-open vistas all at once.

Full of lush prose and unforgettable imagery, the stories in Where You Live shine an unforgiving yet shimmering light on longing, loss, and the everyday catastrophes of life.

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About the Author


Andrew Roe's first novel, The Miracle Girl (Algonquin Books), was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. His fiction has been published in Tin House, One Story, The Sun, Glimmer Train, Slice, The Cincinnati Review, and other publications, as well as the anthologies 24 Bar Blues (Press 53) and Where Love Is Found (Washington Square Press). His nonfiction has been published in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon.com, and elsewhere. He lives in Oceanside, California, with his wife and three children.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781938126437
ISBN-10: 1938126432
Publisher: Engine Books
Publication Date: May 9th, 2017
Pages: 240
Language: English