“The stories are rooted in a strong sense of realism, yet there is also an element of myth and romance, especially in the final story,” explains Griffith.
Prescott Valley, Ariz. (PRWEB) February 12, 2013
In his new book of short stories “A House of Stone Is Forever: Stories” (published by iUniverse), author Gary Griffith draws from his experiences of growing up in Northern Michigan and the family stories passed down from his parents to create a collection of stories which blends realism with fantasy.
“A House of Stone Is Forever” is a collection of 13 short stories and two novellas, all of which are linked and set in Northern Michigan in the County of Pembroke. It chronicles the Dee family, as well as the lives of others. The first story, “A House of Stone is Forever, Part One,” is set in 1922, and the final story, “A House of Stone is Forever, Part Two: The Woman Who Fell from the Sky, “is set in the distant future, during the ice age.
Griffith raises environmental questions in “A House of Stone Is Forever,” but he also explores more experimental, or esoteric themes in the book, giving it a uniquely fascinating appeal. “The stories are rooted in a strong sense of realism, yet there is also an element of myth and romance, especially in the final story,” explains Griffith. “I suppose this is a loose definition of magical realism, but I will not go that far. The stories cross genres. This is nothing new, but it may be new for Michigan regional writers, such as myself.”
“A House of Stone Is Forever”
By Gary Griffith
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 208 pages | ISBN 9781475962468
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 208 pages | ISBN 9781475962451
E-Book | 208 pages | ISBN 9781475962475
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Gary Griffith has won numerous awards and accolades for his fiction, and his writing has appeared in online publications, including Storyglossia and Zinkzine. A Pushcart nominee, he has an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University. He is a graduate of the Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. He is married, teaches literature and writing, and lives in Arizona.
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