Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons: Stories

Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons: Stories

by Keith Rosson Author

With this collection of short stories, award-winning author Keith Rosson delves into notions of family, identity, indebtedness, loss, and hope—once again merging literary fiction and magical realism. In “Dunsmuir,” a newly sober husband buys a hearse to help his wife spread her sister’s ashes. “The Lesser Horsemen” illustrates what happens when God instructs the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to go on a team-building cruise as a way of boosting their frayed morale. In “Brad Benske and the Hand of Light,” an estranged husband seeks his wife’s whereabouts through a fortuneteller after she absconds with a cult. And the returning soldier in “Homecoming” navigates the strange and ghostly confines of his hometown, as well as the boundaries of his own grief.

Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons includes new work, as well as award-winning favorites.