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Contents

Magic acts -- Appetites -- Damages -- Driving home -- The future tense -- Dreaming before sleep -- Friendly fire -- The world with my mother still in it -- As needed -- All these gifts -- My real life

Abstract

Friendly Fire describes how we are sometimes brought down by those we love. Kathryn Chetkovich's stories detail the lives of women finding their way in a contemporary world where the traditional maps of love, family, and community are no longer particularly reliable.

Publication Title

John Simmons Short Fiction Award

Award Date

1998

Judge

Stuart Dybek

Publication Date

1998

Publisher

University of Iowa Press

City

Iowa City

Total Pages

116

ISBN of Print Version

9780877456438

Rights

Copyright © 1998 by Kathryn Chetkovich. No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying or recording, without permission in writing from the publisher.