"A poignant, often riveting collection that delves into the intricacies of love, family, marriage, community—people yearning for each other but unable to bridge the gap…" —Kirkus Reviews
Set on Long Island's idyllic east end, the stories of Louse Point contain characters filled with heartbreak but also tenacity, as they struggle to hold onto their livelihoods, to each other, and to the austere land and seascape they call home.
This second edition contains four new stories of East Enders—at times alienated, heartbroken, but always tenacious—taking on their changing world.
Author Bio: Shelby Raebeck grew up on Long Island's East End in Amagansett and later returned to live in Springs. In between, he accepted fellowships toward his Masters and Ph.D, and taught at schools and universities in a variety of locations around the country, including Massachusetts, Maryland, Louisiana, Utah, and California. He is the author of two critically acclaimed story collections, Louse Point: Stories From the East End and Night Life: New and Selected Stories, as well as the award-winning novel, Sparrow Beach. His forthcoming work, Wonderless, is a genre-bending novel of a cross-country migration of high school dropouts who don't fall through the cracks but ascend through them.