—Edan Lepucki, New York Times bestselling author of California and Woman No. 17
—Joshua Mohr, author of Sirens
—Peter Orner, author of Am I Alone Here?
—Catherine Brady, winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
—Nina Schuyler, author of the award-winning novel, The Translator
In WORLD GONE MISSING, Laurie Ann Doyle’s powerful debut collection, people have disappeared. In these twelve stories set in and around San Francisco, contemporary issues—divorce, sexual and cultural identity, homelessness—thread through a cast of memorable characters struggling to fill the void of a missing loved one. From the newly married couple anxiously searching for a brother who didn’t come home one night, to the successful businesswoman increasingly obsessed with a high school friend she hasn’t seen in years, to the middle-aged clerk determined to find her son’s lost birthmother, Doyle’s writing vividly evokes the loss and liberation absence can bring. READ MORE
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Winner of the Alligator Juniper National Fiction Award and Pushcart Prize nominee, Laurie Ann Doyle’s work has appeared in literary journals such as The Los Angeles Review, Jabberwock Review, and Under the Sun, among many others, and anthologized in Speak and Speak Again (Pact Press). She teaches creative writing at the San Francisco Writers Grotto and UC Berkeley. READ FULL BIO