Little America

Little America Little America is for anyone who has ever considered just getting in the car and driving away Here the ribbon of Western road is a metaphor for the heart s strange longings providing hard sometimes

  • Title: Little America
  • Author: Diane Simmons
  • ISBN: 9780814251
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Paperback
  • Little America is for anyone who has ever considered just getting in the car and driving away Here the ribbon of Western road is a metaphor for the heart s strange longings, providing hard, sometimes hilarious, lessons on the improbability of escape, the possibility of salvation, and the elusiveness of self knowledge.

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    About “Diane Simmons

    • Diane Simmons

      Diane Simmons grew up on a farm Eastern Oregon After earning a BA in history from the University of Oregon, she began her writing career as a journalist in Idaho, Alaska and Washington Her newspaper reporter s novel, Let the Bastards Freeze in the Dark, about hapless environmental terrorists in pipeline Alaska, was published by Simon and Schuster She moved on to New York City where she earned an MA in creative writing from The City College of New York and a Ph.D in English Literature from The City University of New York Graduate Center Her novel Dreams Like Thunder, set on a farm in Eastern Oregon at the end of the Frontier, won the Oregon Book Award Her short story collection, Little America, about life on the road in the West, won the Ohio State University Prize for Short Fiction Her story, Yukon River, was runner up for the Missouri Review Editor s Prize Short stories have appeared in Fiction Magazine, Northwest Review, Missouri Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, Drunken Boat, Blood Orange Review and elsewhere.

    604 thoughts on “Little America

    • I first encountered Diane Simmons’ story “Yukon River” in a lit mag and was swept away by its quirky characters and its great story-telling voice. “It’s mostly drunk Indians where I’m working at the moment,” the narrator tells us with dry humor. “Better than mostly white guys. Indians just drink.” Then a charismatic ex-con shows up at the bar and invites her to go with him to Alaska. “My first thought was: he’s too good for me. My second thought: I know him from somewhere. [...]


    • The cover of Little America (unfortunately not visible on this site) says it all--a long stretch of highway under big sky visible from the front seat of a moving car. The characters in this collection, some of whom turn up more than once, are constantly on the move, and not sure what they're traveling toward or away from. Their roots are few to nonexistent. Billie, the teenaged protagonist of the title story, isn't even sure that the con-artist couple she's grown up with are her real parents. In [...]



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