From the author of the beloved vel The Giant's House comes a beautiful new story collection. In 'Property, ' a young scholar, grieving the sudden death of his wife, decides to refurbish a rental house by removing his landlord's possessions. In 'Peter Elroy: A Documentary by Ian Casey, ' the household of a successful filmmaker is visited years later by his famous first subject, whose trust he betrayed. In 'The Lost & Found Department of Greater Boston, ' the manager of a grocery store becomes fixated on the famous case of a missing local woman. And in 'Thunderstruck, ' a family makes a quixotic decision to flee to Paris for a summer, only to find their lives altered in an unimaginable way by their teenage daughter's risky behavior.
Elizabeth McCracken is the author of An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination and Niagara Falls All Over Again. A former public librarian, she is now a faculty member at the University of Texas, Austin, and has received grants and awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and the American Academy in Berlin. Elizabeth is married to novelist and illustrator Edward Carey.