(Nine stories deal with a one-handed guitarist, a schoolte...)
Nine stories deal with a one-handed guitarist, a schoolteacher unwilling to face his true nature, a relieved widow, an aging nursing home attendant, pipeline workers, and a boy growing up with an alcoholic mother.
Bachelor of Education, University Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 1979. Master of Fine Arts, University Iowa, 1984. Postgraduate, Stanford University, 1990.
Teacher high school, various cities, Saskatchewan, 1979-1981; Jones fiction lecturer, Stanford (California) U., 1990-1994; writer-in-residence, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, since 1994; visiting assistant Professor of English, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, since 1996.
Married Patricia Mary Appelgren, August 26, 1988. Children: Cullen, Cassidy.