Man and Wife

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Author: Katie Chase
  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: A Strange Object (May 10, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0989275981
  • ISBN-13: 978-0989275989
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 7.5 inches

Fiction. From Twilight Zone suburbia to cities on fire to post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan, these award-winning stories range over unexpected landscapes—and land squarely in the wildness of the human heart.


"Katie Chase's stories have a rhythm, a form, and a mesmerism all their own."—Kevin Brockmeier

"Toggling between the comic and the horrific, these brilliant stories rearrange the familiar into something more nuanced, fraught, and mysterious." —Edan Lepucki

"With sharp, confident consideration of what it takes to survive in the world as a woman, MAN AND WIFE introduces an important new literary voice." —Danielle Evans

"Katie Chase's narrators sound like the girl-next-door…if you lived next door to a parallel universe."—Peter Ho Davies

"Captivating, haunting, and eerily smart. Every story in this collection gave me chills. Katie Chase is one of a kind." —Jennifer DuBois

"An imagination worth watching."—The New York Times

About the Author

Katie Chase's short fiction has appeared in the Missouri ReviewFive Chapters, the Literary ReviewNarrativePrairie SchoonerZYZZYVAMississippi Review, and the Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prize anthologies. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she is the recipient of a Teaching-Writing Fellowship, a Provost's Postgraduate Writing Fellowship, and a Michener- Copernicus Award. She has also been a fellow of the MacDowell Colony and the Center for Steinbeck Studies at San José State University. Born and raised outside Detroit, Michigan, she lives currently in Portland, Oregon.