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Something for the Journey
Something for the Journey stunningly outlines the tension between the human yearning to be free and the yearning for home. These polar impulses define and motivate the characters with such clarity, we cannot help wishing they will somehow arrive at, depart for, or stay nestled in the bosom of whatever it is they need to keep them whole. It is as though the residents of Winesburg, Ohio, had picked up, separately, and moved to the northern California coast, there to be haunted, no matter where subsequent travels may take them, by something they cannot quite remember. This is a beautifully written and moving collection of stories.
Richard Cortez Day
Richard Cortez Day was born in Kentucky and grew up in Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in mathematics and chemistry and an M.A. in English. He spent the four years in the U.S. Navy before receiving a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Iowa. He has received a grant for fiction writing from the National Endowment for the Arts and is published in both national and international journals: New Mexico Quarterly, December Magazine, Massachusetts Review, Kenyon Review, Redbook, Quarterly West, Carolina Quarterly, New England Review, CutBank, West Coast Review, Cleo (Australia), Damernas Varld (Sweden), and Proza Americana (Romania). His novel When in Florence was published in 1986. Day is a professor emeritus of English at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California.
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