A New Race of Men from Heaven (Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction) (Paperback)
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Winner of the 2021 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction
"The stories in A New Race of Men from Heaven move elegantly between the ache of loneliness and the grace of connection, however fleeting." --Danielle Evans, author of The Office of Historical Corrections
A New Race of Men from Heaven is a collection of stories about characters who wander but are never truly lost. A lonely man on a business trip finds himself in the middle of a search party for a missing boy; a grieving widow leaves India to join family in the United States; a writer finds renewed success when an unknown imposter begins publishing under his identity. In these quiet yet deeply knowing stories of migration, power, and longing, A New Race of Men from Heaven offers us, above all else, stories of enduring love and hope.
About the Author
Chaitali Sen's short stories and essays have appeared in Boulevard, Colorado Review, Ecotone, Electric Literature, New England Review, Shenandoah, and many other publications. She is the author of the novel The Pathless Sky and holds an M.F.A from Hunter College. Born in India and raised in the U.S., she currently lives in Texas with her family.