The High Spirits – SAVE 40%!

Eleven short stories that unfold the illusions and truths of love, by a writer of enormous talent and style.

The High Spirits explores a special territory– something of a frontier– that is distinct from the short story, the novella and the novel. Beyond ‘linked stories,’ it lacks a name. Nevertheless, it is a territory of subtle beauty and many possibilities. And it is a place where Mr. Huddle clearly finds himself at home.
The New York Times Book Review

An altogether excellent cycle of stories. . . no merchant of existential dread or suburban anxiety, Huddle’s work is a refreshing antidote to much of what passes for contemporary fiction.

Huddle is a master of a prose so clean you can see it shine. It is the vehicle to any insight the reader may come to, and yet it hides from its own insights with the same guileless honesty that makes the characters reveal themselves. It packs a powerful– and moral– punch.
—Judith Kitchen, Prairie Schooner

David Ross Huddle was born in Ivanhoe, Virginia, in the heart of Appalachia. He served as in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1967, an experience that informed his later work. His poems, essays, and short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Story, The Autumn House Anthology of Poetry, and The Best American Short Stories. His work has also been included in anthologies of writing about the Vietnam War. He is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships and currently teaches creative fiction, poetry, and autobiography at the University of Vermont and at the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College.