Rituals to Observe

Stories about Holidays from the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction

Edited by Ethan Laughman

Title Details

Pages: 236

Formats

Paperback

Pub Date: 09/01/2019

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5659-4

List Price: $24.95

Rituals to Observe

Stories about Holidays from the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction

Edited by Ethan Laughman

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  • Description
  • Contributors
These stories amount to something more than a celebration of the holidays dotting our calendars from month to month. Even though holidays can occasion a return to the familiar, these stories challenge traditional associations. Each story serves to complicate how we observe the human observation of holidays and offers a nuanced understanding of related themes such as family and motherhood, travel, grief and mourning processes, and memory. More generally, holidays are days of observance, and that aspect alone offers a lot to unpack.

Gail Galloway Adams

David Crouse

Molly Giles

Carole L. Glickfeld

Jacquelin Gorman

Peter LaSalle

Karin Lin-Greenberg

Becky Mandelbaum

Alyce Miller

Dianne Nelson Oberhansly

Peter Selgin

Hugh Sheehy

Sandra Thompson

About the Author/Editor

ETHAN LAUGHMAN has worked in both the editorial and marketing departments of the University of Georgia Press. Among the few who have read every Flannery O'Connor Award-winning volume, he has collaborated closely with the series' authors in compiling these new anthologies.