In stylish, intimate, and devastating short flashes, The Doctor's Wife tells the story of three generations of a family in the Pacific Northwest.
I read Luis Jaramillo's beautiful collection in one sitting. This is a ravishing book. I loved every word. It should be required reading for everyone. --Abigail ThomasThe Doctor's Wife is like the runaway child of Evelyn Waugh's A Handful of Dust--Luis Jaramillo's acerbic wit and satire are rare finds in America. Pick this up at once. --Alexander Chee
Winner of the Dzanc Short Story Contest, Luis Jaramillo's The Doctor's Wife pushes the limits of what a short story collection can be. In stylish, intimate, and devastating short flashes, Jaramillo chronicles the small domestic moments, tragic losses, and cultural upheavals faced by three generations of a family in the Pacific Northwest, creating a moving portrait of an American family and the remarkable woman at its center.
About the Author
Luis Jaramillo: Luis Jaramillo has had short stories published in Open City and Tin House. He is the Associate Chair of the New School Writing Program, where he teaches fiction and nonfiction.