The Coast Of Good Intentions | Granta

  • Published: 18/03/2004
  • ISBN: 9781862076495
  • 130x20mm
  • 176 pages

The Coast Of Good Intentions

Michael Byers

The stories in The Coast of Good Intentions evoke the landscape of the Pacific North-west with impressive ease – crab factories, cranberry bogs, the fog-shrouded shore, the Seattle skyline. Here are ordinary lives in all their messy, unresolved glory.

The Author

Michael Byers was born in 1969, the son of a research geneticist and a computer programmer. His first book was the critically acclaimed short story collection The Coast of Good Intentions, which won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction. He is also the author of the novels Long for this World and Percival’s Planet. He is Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Michigan.

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