Palms Are Not Trees After All
Pub Date: 06/18/2008
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Winner of the 2007 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize

Palms Are Not Trees After All

Arriving at an island resort, Scott and Kate make the acquaintance of an older couple, the Griffins, already tanning on the beach. When Scott agrees to do the Griffins a favor, he sets in motion a series of encounters and dilemmas—both between the two couples and within them. Scott believes it will be an adventure; Kate doesn't like the sound of it. There's something mysterious about the situation. Everyone's language hides secrets. Relying on the rhythms of poetry, Palms Are Not Trees After All is a story about exploration and accommodation, about deciding which stories travel, which to tell.

TARA DEAL is a writer, editor, and New Yorker currently living in London. She was educated at Harvard College and New York University and then worked as a book editor for ten years before deciding to pursue a freelance career. Her poetry has appeared in a number of literary journals, including West Branch, Flyway,, and nthposition, and she is the author of the poetry chapbook Wander Luster (Finishing Line Press, 2007).


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