Carry You

Winner of the 2017 Fiction Contest, selected by Amina Gautier

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Carry You

Winner of the 2017 Fiction Contest, selected by Amina Gautier

US List Price: $17.95

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Carry You is an intense read, a linked collection of finely intertwined stories expertly dealing with the intricate nature of blame, complicity, duty and war. These stories are masterful without being heavy-handed. Each story in this collection is a satisfaction.
—AMINA GAUTIER

In her deeply empathetic new collection, Carry You, Glori Simmons seamlessly transports us between the disparate landscapes of Iraq and America’s Pacific Coast. Along the way, we learn that people are more similar than different, humanity linked by the grace of the human heart. There is no more important lesson in our tumultuous times. Carry You proves redemption knows no boundaries.
—QUAN BARRY

Carry You is a gorgeous, moving investigation into violence and the way that it warps us. From Iraqi to American, from soldier to museum conservator, Simmons’s characters evoke the gravity of war and its inevitable breaking of the ties we hold most dear: family, friends, country—even the tie between self and basic decency. Carry You is void of sloganeering, void of easy answers, but clear-eyed in its evocation of a war in which there are no winners.
—SCOTT HUTCHINS

Glori Simmons is the author of the story collections, Carry You and Suffering Fools, and the book of poems, Graft. A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, she has received numerous awards for her poetry and fiction and has taught throughout the Bay Area.

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