Brian Doyle is the editor of"Portland Magazine"at the University of Portland, in Oregon. He is the author of many books of essays, proems, and fiction, among them"Bin Laden s Bald Spot"(Red Hen Press, 2011). Among honors for his work are the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts & Letters and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award.
“With headlong good humor, Brian Doyle—one of America's finest novelists and catchers of brief true stories—now sings short stories in which a cast of oddball searchers and appealing lost souls challenges tradition and skewers pomposity at every turn, from the concrete courts of pick-up basketball to within the Catholic Church that Doyle so clearly loves. And that's only what the book is about . . . Its overarching appeal rises from the richly imagined and beautifully scaped trail of words. Brian Doyle here is a big-hearted, sharp-eyed, penetrating storyteller at the very top of his game.” —Robin Cody, winner of the Oregon Book Award for Voyage of a Summer Sun