This is new collection of ten short stories from a writer whose proven style of unusual power holds the reader's attention with the authority of an experienced master storyteller. These stories are about people trapped in dying bodies, in asylums, in prisons of lost but remembered love and about the escape of the spirit that occurs only through grace. These are disturbing stories that leave the reader, in the end, full of hope.
H. E. Francis was born in Bristol, Rhode Island, and educated at the University of Wisconsin, Brown University, and Pembroke College, Oxford. A former professor of English literature at the University of Alabama, Huntsville, he also is the author of "The Itinerary of Beggars", "A Disturbance of Gulls", "The Sudden Trees", and "Goya, Are You With Me Now?" His stories have appeared in the O. Henry Best American and Pushcart prize volumes. He now shares residences between Huntsville and Madrid.