Bill Roorbach is the author of numerous books of fiction and nonfiction, including the bestselling Life Among Giants and The Remedy for Love. His work has been published in Harper's, the Atlantic, Playboy, the New York Times Magazine, Granta, New York, and many other publications, and has been featured on NPR's Selected Shorts. For more, see www.billroorbach.com.
"A stellar collection of stories from one of our best writers.
Roorbach's wild imagination combined with his brilliance as a
storyteller, his relentless humor, and his tender understanding of
humanity make The Girl of the Lake compulsive and essential
--Lily King, author of Euphoria
"Each meticulously chiseled-down and polished tale
contains enough plot, character development, and emotion to fill a
novel . . . These stories, with their smart and funny dialogue,
characters both wise and fallible, are sure to capture the reader's
imagination, and heart. For fans of Richard Russo and Russell
--Booklist, starred review "Bill Roorbach knows so well how to break your heart, how to make you fall in love, how to see you well through both and feel so much the greater human being for it all. What a wonderful writer, what a beautiful book."
--Brad Watson, author of Miss Jane "The ten generous, daring short stories in the new collection by the author of Life Among Giants range from tricky romance to dark comedy to breathtaking adventure . . . Suggests comparisons with Alice Munro . . . Roorbach's cunningly crafted stories start off ordinary, and then turn magically strange."
--Publishers Weekly "I am so grateful for the imagination and heart and cleverness and worldliness that went into the making of these stories. Bill Roorbach's is an amazing fictional landscape, vastly unfathomable, also poignantly familiar. This is a terrific book."
--Antonya Nelson, author of Funny Once "Elegant, assured short stories . . . Roorbach writes in unadorned, vigorous language . . . Readable entertainments that have much to say about the world."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review