Alternately funny, menacing, and deeply empathetic, the wildly inventive stories in Ethan Rutherford’s The Peripatetic Coffin mark the debut of a powerful new voice in contemporary fiction. Ranging in settings from the doomed first Confederate submarine, to a futuristic whaling expedition, to a suburban basement, Rutherford’s stories explore the ways in which we experience the world: as it is, as it could be, and the dark contours that lie between. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet one of the next great fiction writers. Writer, musician, husband, and new father, Rutherford’s stories - both life and written - are sure to entertain.
Ethan Rutherford’s fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, One Story, American Short Fiction, and The Best American Short Stories. Now living in Minneapolis, Rutherford has received awards from the McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board. He received his MFA from the University of Minnesota, and has taught creative writing at Macalester College, the University of Minnesota, and the Loft Literary Center. Rutherford entertains crowds both as a literary speaker and as guitarist for the band Pennyroyal, which has been assaulting the ears of its listeners with songs of the ocean and long lost love since 2010.
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