A short-story collection featuring tales of obsessive teachers and distraught parents, technology run amok and technology to the rescue, and clashes between conservatives and liberals. Race, sex, religion are fair game.
Lyn Fairchild Hawks is a North Carolina author who writes about gifted, weird, and wise activist youth. Her works span historical young adult fiction to middle grade novellas to short fiction. She's a recipient of the Norma Fox Mazer Award, an Elizabeth George Foundation grant, and was a James Jones First Novel Fellowship contest semifinalist. She's an MFA graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Art's program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Her critical thesis, "Is YA Literary? The Search for an Abundant Canon," argues for high schools to open their canons to more young adult works.
In her other life, she's an education geek who loves teaching and Shakespeare.
Lyn Fairchild Hawks has amazed me with this smart, edgy, heady collection of shorts. I am NOT a lover of shorts, nor of literary fiction, but I caught myself wanting to read one more, then one more. She captures personality...just snares it and hammers it down...so genuine. So authentic. A marvelous debut from a talent that's sure to soar high and far. The stories stuck with me, and I do not say that often.