This rich collection of short fiction depicts the variety of life experiences in Colorado since World War II. The individual writers, chosen for the high quality of their stories, represent a wide range of viewpoints. Each writer, in turn, has written an autobiographical afterword especially for this volume. In keeping with Colorado's diverse landscape, the stories' settings also vary widely; they include southern Colorado, Front Range cities, the Eastern Plains, and the Western Slope. Many of the works selected for this collection first appeared in prestigious literary magazines. All of the stories address a unique feature of Colorado, be it a sense of place, the legacy of the frontier West, or a state of mind. Whether harsh or happy, each selection in Where Past Meets Present will entertain, inform, and undoubtedly enrich one's vision of the American West.
James B Hemesath, Editor