Will Boast was born in England and grew up in Ireland and Wisconsin. He won the Iowa Short Fiction Award for his story collection, Power Ballads, and the Rome Prize for his memoir, Epilogue. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Virginia Quarterly Review, Best New American Voices, and elsewhere. He divides his time between Chicago and Brooklyn, New York.
Elegantly written and profoundly moving, this spellbinding debut affirms Boast's reputation as a 'new young American voice for the ages' (Tom Franklin). Born with a rare (and real) condition in which she suffers degrees of paralysis when faced with intens... SEE MORE