"Huddle takes us into the intimate heart of a family, the desires that we keep from each other and often from ourselves. Huddle has the courage and skill to travel these secret spaces and bring to light our loneliness and our longing. As one of his characters argues: 'Every now and then somebody gets a glimpse of what it's like to be somebody else.' In Nothing Can Make Me Do This,
Huddle gives us not just a glimpse, but that rare revelatory and redeeming experience of seeing and becoming those others, which is why we read and need his novels."--Julia Alvarez --Advance Praise
About the Author
Currently Distinguished Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Hollins University in Virginia, David Huddle
taught for thirty-eight years at the University of Vermont and continues to teach at the Bread Loaf School of English. He has published seventeen books of fiction, poetry, and essays. His novel The Story of a Million Years
(Houghton Mifflin, 1999) was named a Distinguished Book of the Year by Esquire and a best Book of the Year by the Los Angeles Times Book Review. In 2012, Louisiana State University Press will publish his seventh poetry collection, Black Snake at the Family Reunion.