Winesburg, Indiana

A Fork River Anthology

Edited by Michael Martone and Bryan Furuness

Contributions by Valerie Sayers, CJ Hribal, Roxane Gay, Robin Black, Andrew Hudgins, Lee Martin, Kelcey Ervick Parker, Gregory Schwipps, Deb Olin Unferth, Barbara Bean, Sherrie Flick, Ethel Rohan, Edward Porter, Valerie Miner, Joyelle McSweeney, Erin McGraw, Claire Vaye Watkins, George Singleton, Porter Shreve, Shannon Cain, Sean Lovelace, B.J. Hollars, Sam Martone, Brian Buckbee, Susan S. Neville, Jim Walke, Kate Bernheimer and Karen Brennan

Published by: Indiana University Press

232 Pages, 5.25 x 8.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780253016881
  • Published: July 2015


  • eBook
  • 9780253017345
  • Published: July 2015


In the mythical town of Winesburg, Indiana, there lives a cleaning lady who can conjure up the ghost of Billy Sunday, a lascivious holy man with an unusual fetish and a burgeoning flock, a park custodian who collects the scat left by aliens, and a night janitor learning to live with life's mysteries, including the zombies in the cafeteria. Winesburg, Indiana, is a town full of stories of plans made and destroyed, of births and unexpected deaths, of remembered pasts and unexplored presents told to the reader by as interesting a cast of characters as one is likely to find in small town America. Brought to life by a lively group of Indiana writers, Winesburg, Indiana, is a place to discover something of what it means to be alive in our hyperactive century from stories that are deeply human, sometimes melancholy, and often damned funny.