Gary Eldon Peter Debuts Short Story Collection "Oranges"

Gary Eldon Peter Debuts Short Story Collection "Oranges"

Friday, November 30, 2018

Gary Eldon Peter (KHN Alumni, 2017) has announced the publication of Oranges, his debut short story collection, just released from publisher New Rivers Press.

Oranges won the 2016 New Rivers Press Many Voices Project competition in prose, and was a finalist for the 2015 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. 

"The book features a collection of linked short stories about the life of Michael, a gay man from the Midwest who must find his own confusing path to adulthood after personal loss. In addition to the loss of his partner, Michael is confronted with a number of challenges, including coming to terms with his sexuality in the age of AIDS, facing his family’s difficulties accepting him, and dealing with the death of his mother and the aging of his father." Rachel M. Anderson, Publicist

Gary Eldon Peter’s short stories have appeared in Callisto, Water~Stone Review, Great River Review, and other publications. In addition to being a writer, he is a professor at University of Minnesota.