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Fiction Samples


Cold Flashes: Literary Snapshots of Alaska (University of Alaska Press, 2010)

A fisherman ventures into the mudflats surrounding Bird Creek. His preoccupation with his disharmonious marriage leads to a confrontation with mortality and a rediscovery of beauty.

The Barn

Praxis: Gender and Cultural Critiques (Volume 23:1, 2012)

In the wake of his son’s death, widower George Gilbert wrestles with his daughter’s decision to sell the family farm, in the process confronting his wife’s legacy and the prejudice that has defined his family’s past.

Half a World Away (formerly titled "Commando")

Crack the Spine (2014)

A young woman and her mother take a day trip to the beach. The daughter swims out perilously far as she contemplates her relationship with her body and decides whether to attend film school abroad.