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At or Near the Surface 

by Jenny Pritchett, winner of the 2008 MRBA


Selected by guest judge Holly MacArthur, managing editor of Tin House. This is a collection that, with original language and lapidary prose, explores the yearnings of a cast of characters we think we already know. Previously #1 on the Small Press Distribution bestseller list. 

"In fifteen wonderful stories, Jenny Pritchett stirs up a remarkable amount of grit and glory. These characters, as they stumble through their loves and losses, will remind you just how dangerous it is to be alive. "

- Robin Romm, author of The Mother Garden & The Mercy Papers


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