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John Dufresne

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John Dufresne is the author of two short story collections, The Way That Water Enters Stone and Johnny Too Bad, two New York Times Notable Books of the Year Louisiana Power & Light and Love Warps the Mind a Little  as well as the novels Deep in the Shade of Paradise and Requiem, Mass. His latest novel, No Regrets, Coyote will be published in July.

His books on writing, The Lie That Tells a Truth and Is Life Like This? are used in many university writing programs. John is a professor at Florida International University in Miami and a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow in Fiction.
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by John Dufresne
Short stories
The Freezer Jesus (1988)

John Dufresne recommends
The Other Side of Everything (2018)
Lauren Doyle Owens
"Someone is killing the widows in Seven Springs, Florida. And there are plenty of suspects. The Other Side of Everything is a dazzling, and often unsettling, debut novel full of honesty, charm, and insight, and it is much more than a murder mystery. It will remind you of just why you started reading stories in the first place--to be transported to a world more vivid and compelling than the one you're living in. Lauren Doyle Owens has an expansive heart, a keen eye, and a lyrical voice. This sorry of loneliness, loss, compassion, and renewal will carry you away."
The Girl at the End of the Long Dark Night (2018)
(Jimmy Riley, book 3)
Michael Lister
"Tough, violent, and hard-boiled. Will remind you of Raymond Chandler, Graham Greene, and why you started reading crime novels in the first place."

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