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You Should Pity Us Instead

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A debut collection of short stories which sympathetically explores some of the toughest dilemmas we face in our struggle though life.

You Should Pity Us Instead explores some of our toughest dilemmas: the cost of Middle East strife at its most intimate level, the likelihood of God considered in day-to-day terms, the moral stakes of family obligations, and the inescapable fact of mortality. Amy Gustine exhibits an extraordinary generosity toward her characters, instilling them with a thriving, vivid presence.

256 pages, Paperback

First published February 9, 2016

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Amy Gustine

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Amy Gustine’s debut short story collection, You Should Pity Us Instead, will be published by Sarabande Books in February 2016. Her fiction has appeared most recently in The Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Journal, The Kenyon Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Laurel Review and The Wisconsin Review. Her work received Special Mention in Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses. She lives in Ohio.

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