Stories

“The Asylum Officer,” forthcoming this summer in Michigan Quarterly Review

Winner of an Individual Excellence Award for 2016Ohio Arts Council Logo2

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“Ripe,” J. Journal

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“Intimacy 3000,” The Laurel Review

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“Relinquish,” The Wisconsin Review

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“All the Sons of Cain,” The Kenyon Review

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“Half-Life,” Alaska Quarterly Review

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“Prisoners Do,” Chicago TribunePrinters Row Journal

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“AKA Juan,” The Cimarron Review

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“Coyote,” Ascent

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“Unattended,” PRISM International

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“You Should Pity Us Instead,” The Massachusetts Review

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“Layers of Earth,” The Dos Passos Review

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“When We’re Innocent,” Confrontation

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“Goldene Medene,” Ballyhoo Stories and received special mention in Pushcart Prize XXXII

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“The River Warta,” Natural Bridge

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“An Uncontaminated Soul,” Black Warrior Review

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“Nectarine Love,” The North American Review

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“Disillusion,” River Oak Review

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Praise for You Should Pity Us Instead: Stories by Amy Gustine

“Gustine excels at dramatizing the cunning of the human animal—a creature renowned for its skill at self-sabotage—as well as celebrating the freakish grace that can sometimes strike an ordinary life. You Should Pity Us Instead is a devastating, funny, and astonishingly frank collection.”

–Karen Russell, Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and author of Swamplandia!

“Intense situations plumbed with candor and a finely focused attentiveness to nuance…You Should Pity Us Instead is an authoritative debut.”

–Rosellen Brown, award-winning author of Before and After and Tender Mercies

“The stakes are high in every story, and not one of them ends without a moment both understated and haunting.  This is exactly the kind of prose a poet would write, and the kind of poetry out of which the best stories are spun.”

–Laura Kasischke, author of Mind of Winter

 
“Compassionate, subtle, utterly unsentimental, and lit with a rare wisdom. The stories are fearless.”

–Jane McCafferty, winner of the Drue Heinz Prize and author of First You Try Everything

“Amy Gustine’s stories cross impossible borders both physical and moral. Brave, essential, thrilling, each story takes us to those places we’ve never dared visit before.”

–Ben Stroud, winner of the Bakeless Prize and author of the award-winning Byzantium: Stories

“What a set of marvels these stories are…profound and moving works of art.”

–Lawrence Coates, author of The Goodbye House

“Searingly honest and deeply moving…a beguiling and beautiful debut.”

–Margo Rabb, author of Kissing in America and Cures for Heartbreak