Drift and Swerve
is an extraordinary collection--fourteen feverish stories propelled by Samuel Ligon's vigorous, perfect prose. Darkly funny and surprisingly moving, these tales of collision and escape feature unforgettable characters, like Nikki, who careens through the book's hard America with a ferocious, incurable case of hope. --Jess Walter
About the Author
Samuel Ligon is the author of Safe in Heaven Dead
, a novel (HarperCollins2003). His stories have appeared in The Quarterly, Alaska Quarterly Review, StoryQuarterly, Post Road, New Orleans Review, Keyhole, Sleepingfish, Gulf Coast, Other Voices
, and elsewhere. He teaches at Eastern Washington University's Inland Northwest Center for Writers, and is the editor of Willow Springs
. He lives in Spokane with his wife and two children.