Saturday, 20 April 2013 00:00

FIRE ANTS and Other Short Stories, Coasters, and Fugitive Days Now Available in Digital Format

From Brian Seidman's blog on the New South Books website:

"Publishers Weekly has praised Gerald Duff's fiction for 'wit and subtlety as simply satisfying as a tall cold one on a hot Gulf Coast afternoon.' NewSouth has a great selection of Duff's books in print — and now as ebooks, too! Enjoy Duff's novel Coasters, his collection of short stories, Fire Ants, and his new ebook "short," Fugitive Days, all as ebooks, available for all major e-readers and devices.

In addition, each of Duff's stories from Fire Ants are available as individual ebooks for only $0.99. This includes the title story, "Fire Ants," which won the Cohen Prize from Ploughshares Magazine, was cited in Best American Short Stories, and republished in The Editors' Choice: New American Stories. This is a great way to check out Duff's fiction — we know you'll be hooked.


Duff's first short story collection, Fire Ants and Other Stories, ranges in settings from the marshes and pine barrens of East Texas to the row houses of Baltimore, and in time from the Civil War to the present day. Each story conjures portraits of people captive to private delusions and bound to visions of what might be or might have been, struggling for escape and redemption. Highly comic and deeply serious, the stories collected in Fire Ants are perfect gems for reading individually or all together."


To read the blog online, click here.


Individual stories from Fire Ants's include:

--Fire Ants

--A Mouth Full of Money

--Bad Medicine

--The Angler's Paradise Fish-Cabin Dance of Love

--A Perfect Man

--Believing in Memphis

--The Apple and the Aspirin Tablet

--The Officer Responding

--The Road to Damascus

--Maryland, My Maryland


--The Bliss of Solitude

--Charm City

--Texas Wherever You Are

--The Way a Blind Man Tracks Light