We Agreed to Meet Just Here
AWP Award Series in
“We Agreed to Meet Just Here is a lyrical mystery
about disappearance, told in precise and luminous
prose. A young lifeguard in an Austin suburb
vanishes one night while returning from a screening
of The Third Man. A doctor, ill with cancer, goes
missing from his home, and is later seen, bearded
and ragged, wandering the aisles of a grocery store.
A car is stolen, the unseen consequences tragic.
One child is given up to adoption, another is lost
up a tree. The absences are so keenly felt, in the
drifting lucidity of the author’s sentences, that every reappearance reads like a small miracle.”