UNNATURAL HABITATS & OTHER STORIES by Angela Mitchell
Binding: Trade paper
Publication date: Oct. 10, 2018
This collection of seven connected stories set in the Ozarks explores the relationships between people and place and the changing culture of rural America where now, with a growing crime culture, characters are forced to reevaluate their sense of right and wrong.
Praise for Unnatural Habitats
Don't start any of the stories in Unnatural Habitats if you're in a hurry, because once you've read that first sentence, you will be hooked and unable to do anything else until you get to the end. This is an exciting debut by a young writer with loads of talent and plenty of heart. Highly recommended.
—Steve Yarbrough, author of The Unmade World
The stories in Unnatural Habitats remind us that mistakes never look like mistakes, in the moments we make them. These characters do whatever they think they need to win or simply survive, only sometimes stepping back to see how decisions echo down through years and even generations. Angela Mitchell pulls off the wizardry of inviting the reader to look deeply inside people who would often prefer not to look closely at themselves, afraid of what they might see. These characters and stories will stick with me. —Caitlin Horrocks, author of This Is Not Your City
About the author
Angela Mitchell’s stories have appeared in Colorado Review, New South, Carve, Midwestern Gothic, storySouth, Natural Bridge, and many other journals. Her story, “Animal Lovers,” was awarded Colorado Review’s Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction, received special mention in The Pushcart Prize XXXV, and was noted as a distinguished story in the inaugural issue of New Stories from the Midwest. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and is the director of the St. Louis Writers Workshop. An eighth generation native of southern Missouri, she maintains a small farm on her family’s land, and resides in St. Louis with her husband and sons. UNNATURAL HABITATS is her first book.
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