Synopses & Reviews
In stylish, intimate, and devastating short flashes, The Doctor's Wife tells the story of three generations of a family in the Pacific Northwest.
"I read Luis Jaramillos beautiful collection in one sitting. This is a ravishing book. I loved every word. It should be required reading for everyone." Abigail Thomas
"The Doctors Wife is like the runaway child of Evelyn Waughs A Handful of DustLuis Jaramillos acerbic wit and satire are rare finds in America. Pick this up at once." Alexander Chee
Winner of the Dzanc Short Story Contest, Luis Jaramillo's The Doctor's Wife pushes the limits of what a short story collection can be. In stylish, intimate, and devastating short flashes, Jaramillo chronicles the small domestic moments, tragic losses, and cultural upheavals faced by three generations of a family in the Pacific Northwest, creating a moving portrait of an American family and the remarkable woman at its center.
A family's fictional history spun from memory, from interviews, and from the blur between the two.
About the Author
Luis Jaramillo: Luis Jaramillo has had short stories published in Open City
and Tin House
. He is the Associate Chair of the New School Writing Program, where he teaches fiction and nonfiction.