From the Bottom Up

Stories by Leigh Allison Wilson


"When Leigh Wilson sets her pen to it, she can inscribe grim parables of pretentious morality and outright evil that will curdle your blood."
—Doris Grumbach, Georgia Review

"Short stories with a corrosive, bent, off-beat quality brighten From the Bottom Up. Characters one can't easily forget . . . Wilson's work has a Tennessee regionalism that shifts to universal dimensions."
—Malcolm Boyd, Los Angeles Times

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Leigh Allison Wilson is, as one of her narrators says of the country music lover, "an inveterate truth seeker who, deep down, believes every word is at best a pack of decent lies and at worst a matter of opinion." This debut collection was one of the first two winners of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.
Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction

Page count: 152 pp.
Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5


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Leigh Allison Wilson is a professor in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Oswego State University, Oswego, New York. Her second book, Wind, was published in 1989. Her work has appeared in Harper's, Grand Street, and the Southern Review.