Short Stories and American West

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Woodswork: New and Selected Stories of the American West

Miles Wilson

These stories from four decades are grounded in the geographical, cultural, and psychological American West. Ranging from realism to fables, from childhood to senescence, from a faltering rancher to the rich and rocky road of fatherhood, Woodswork is filled with indelible characters keenly rendered. This is not fast-food fiction but a nourishing feast.


Miles Wilson’s short stories have been widely published, and his collection Line of Fall won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award. He is also the author of two other prize-winning books, Fire Season and Harm: Poems. Wilson is a distinguished professor emeritus at Texas State University, where he founded the MFA program.

5.5 x 8 in. 248 pages