Joseph Hurka

Graceful Lies: Twelve Stories

From the award-winning author of the memoir FIELDS OF LIGHT and the novel BEFORE comes this collection of twelve short stories. Joseph Hurka takes us into the lives of characters who wrestle with memory and conscience. "Like Chekhov or Carver," the poet Matt Miller has written, of Hurka's novel BEFORE, "Hurka is able to make us feel empathy for these people by showing that these people are us." The stories of GRACEFUL LIES offer us characters who search for certainty, and who sometimes, in moments of illumination, find salvation.

Selected Works

Short Stories
Twelve short stories by the award-winning author of FIELDS OF LIGHT and BEFORE.
Winner of the Pushcart Editors' Book Award. "Gripping."--Publishers Weekly Starred Review.
"A beautifully written novel...there are echoes upon echoes in this haunting tale."--Anita Shreve