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Tell Him You Saw Me


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River City Press

In these 17 stories, Stephen March presents a memorable cast of dreamers, misfits and rogues: An aspiring writer of horror fiction in New Orleans helps his neighbor ransom her lover's stolen prosthesis. Two children living in a homeless shelter at Christmas play poker to keep their fears at bay. A fireman struggles to make sense out of his experience with alien abduction. The characters in Tell Him You Saw Me do not live in mainstream America: they are denizens of the swamps, back roads, red clay fields, mountaias and gritty, urban wastelands of the Deep South—people who often find themselves at the crossroads of loss and redemption. And as their journeys unfold, they encounter puzzlement, heartache, and rare moments of grace with honesty and a stubborn will to survive. In dire words of Fred Chappell. these are characters who "are forced to invent salvation for themselves, and they must achieve it however they can."

Praise for Stephen March

"Stephen March is a master of character and story line with a fine eye for detail. Here is a splendid fiction writer whose stories will at once crack you up and make you cry."
Paul Ruffin, director of Texas Review Press and author of Castle in the Gloom, Pompeii Man, and Islands, Women, and God

"Stephen March does not flinch; he does not prettify. But the characters he draws with such unerring strokes are authentically human."
Fred Chapell, author of I Am One of You Forever



Stephen March is a novelist, short story writer, and songwriter whose work is set in the American South. His published books include Armadillo, a novella; Love to the Spirits, a short story collection; Armadillo, a novel; and Strangers in the Land of Egypt, a novel published in May, 2009 by Permanent Press (New York). Armadillo won the Texas Review Press Prize in the Novella. Love to the Spirits won the Independent Publisher Award for ShStephen March is a novelist, short story writer, and songwriter whose work is set in the American South. His published books include Armadillo, a novella; Love to the Spirits, a short story collection; Armadillo, a novel; and Strangers in the Land of Egypt, a novel published in May, 2009 by Permanent Press (New York). Armadillo won the Texas Review Press Prize in the Novella. Love to the Spirits won the Independent Publisher Award for Short Fiction 2005, and Armadillo was chosen as a Book Sense Notable by the American Booksellers Association. He lived in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, until his death in 2014.


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