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Vestal McIntyre


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Vestal McIntyre was born in Nampa, Idaho in 1972 and has lived in Boston and New York City. His story collection You Are Not the One earned him fellowships from the NEA and the New York Foundation for the Arts. His novel Lake Overturn was named an Editors' Choice by the New York Times Book Review and a Best Book of 2009 by the Washington Post, and won the Grub Street National Book Award and the Lambda Literary Award. Vestal lives in London.
 
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Probation (2010)
Tom Mendicino
"If David Sedaris were cast as Willy Loman, it might sound something like Probation.  Andy, a sharp-tongued travelling salesman, gives us the life events that led to his being taken away in handcuffs, and the hilarious and agonizing self-inquiry that follows.  Snarky, yet profound, it is a bold examination of the destructive effects of a life spent in the closet, reported with a Carolina twang."
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Yield (2010)
Lee Houck
"Witty and wrenching, Yield is required reading for anyone who wants to know what it means to be young, gay and without a roadmap in today's world."

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