Last Resort for Desperate People
Stories and a Novella
6 x 9, 192 pp.
Pub Date: 02/22/2012
  paper
Price:        $16.95

978-1-936205-48-6

Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press

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Last Resort for Desperate People

Stories and a Novella

A middle-schooler attempts to bring a mix tape to a girl he has a crush on, a girl whose star-athlete brother has recently died. A father joins forces with his ex-wife and a renowned intervention specialist to rescue his daughter from a UFO cult. The eight stories that make up Jeremy Griffin's debut are tender glimpses into the sorts of lives most of us know best: lives of wonder dashed with occasional clumsiness, lives lived by people ultimately out to do the very best they can. This is a book of prose so natural and crafted it reads like overheard thoughts. A Last Resort for Desperate People marks the debut of a powerful writer with a distinct, endlessly engaging voice and vision of the world.

JEREMY GRIFFIN received his MFA in Creative Writing at Virginia Tech. His stories and essays have appeared in a number of publications. He teaches at Virginia Tech and the Virginia Military Institute.

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