Where We Live is master storyteller W. D. Wetherell's fifth story collection, bringing together the best of his recent short fiction. He illumines contemporary American life and culture by focusing on forgotten places and people living on the edges, from a young Somali immigrant who finds an unlikely mentor in his attempt to come to terms with his new home, to a widower faced with the everyday challenges of his first day alone.
W. D. Wetherell is the award-winning author of more than twenty books, including 6 novels, 5 story collections, 5 essay collections, and 3 memoirs. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, and The Atlantic, among many others. In addition to his fiction he writes frequently on writing, fly fishing, and travel. Where Wars Go to Die, his compilation of the forgotten literature of World War One, appeared in 2016. He's lived for the last 35 years in Lyme, New Hampshire on the Connecticut River overlooking Vermont.
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Where We Live is master story-teller W. D. Wetherell's fifth story collection, and his first in ten years, bringing together the best of his recent fictions. The stories exemplify the qualities readers and critics have praised in the past, while continuing to explore new directions in style, theme, and characterization.
As the world commemorates the hundredth anniversary of World War I, the literary canon of the war has consolidated around the memoirs written in the years after the Armistice by soldier-writers who served in the trenches.