Toby Olson, cited by Robert Coover as "one of America's most important novelists", has published eleven novels and numerous books of poetry. A recipient of the PEN/Faulkner award, Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, he lives in Philadelphia and in North Truro, on Cape Cod, where he does most of his writing.
JOURNEYS ON A DIME
Introduction by Ian Brinton
Twenty-four short stories by Toby Olson are collected here for the first time. They move effortlessly from depictions of American working-class and suburban life to wondrous and sometimes grotesque surrealism, but always with an undertone of humanity and humour.
This selection, spanning Olson's career, forms a fine introduction to the work of this noted contemporary novelist and poet. The edition includes an introduction by British scholar and critic Ian Brinton, setting the work in context.
The cover image is of "Seven Magic Mountains" by Ugo Rondinone, photographer unknown
978-1-874400-80-6 300pp 2021