House of James
& Other Stories
by Lewis B. Horne
Paperback / 180 pages / 1-56085-149-X / $14.95
Four college-age roommates live in James’s house. Two are Native American, one of them a parolee. All attend church, more or less. Only one perceives the conflicts that will eventually turn the house against itself.
In each of these memorable short stories by Lewis Horne, there is a glimpse inside someone’s intimate space through the eyes of young neighborhood peeping toms or a burglar who steals a young woman’s diary or through the writer’s ability to see beyond the structures we build around ourselves.
“Lewis Horne gives many thoughtful portrayals of family life. Some of his stories are gentle and bittersweet. Others are dark, involving jealousy and even murder and arson. This is a rich and varied collection, subtle and wise.” —Elizabeth Brewster, author of Footnotes to the Book of Job
“I’m full of admiration for Lewis Horne’s new anthology. His characters are idiosyncratic and as recognizable as ourselves. He doesn’t shy away from the big issues—love, death, the meaning of it all—but approaches them with a likeable humility that is hard to resist.” —David Milofsky, editor, The Colorado Review
Lewis B. Horne was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona and received his Ph.D. from University of Michigan. He is the Author of What Do Ducks Do in Winter? And Other Stories, and his award-winning short fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. He recently retired from the University of Saskatchewan where he taught English since 1971.