“Each story moves and unfolds, deepens and develops beautifully complex textures and moods, not unlike beautiful pieces of music. Spatz has a pitch-perfect ear for the language and an uncanny ability to mine the substance of his characters’ rich lives. These stories are both funny and sad, in the true and inescapable way of real life, full of elegiac beauty. A masterful collection.”
—Brad Watson, author of Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives and The Heaven of Mercury
Stories originally published in "The New Yorker," "Glimmer Train Stories," "Epoch," "Shenandoah," "New England Review," and elsewhere.
WA State Book Award.
MidList First Series Award.
Glasgow Prize Runner-up.
”At its heart Inukshuk is about family. But Spatz has transfigured this beautifully told, wise story with history and myth, poetry and magic into something rarer, stranger, and altogether amazing. A book that points unerringly true north.” —Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club and Wit’s End
“Gregory Spatz writes about the experience of playing music with more truth and beauty than it has ever been written about before.”—David Huddle, author of La Tour Dreams of the Wolf Girl
"Coolly detached first-person tale of forbidden love, family breakdown and growing up." Publisher's Weekly