What Are You Afraid Of? (Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction)

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Powerful and haunting, the ten stories of this debut collection imagine a world where dreams and reality merge, often with dangerous consequences. Michael Hyde explores the relationships between illusion and reality, delusion and clarity, as his characters come to realize that the revelations they wholeheartedly pursue are often not the ones that await them and will move them. A teenage girl obsessed with the death of a classmate hopes to become the killer's next victim, a wayward graveyard attendant punishes the dead for his punishments in life, and a ghostly vision in a garden shed offers a catalyst for one woman's change.

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"Michael Hyde's stories are strangely satisfying and satisfyingly strange. They combine the gothic sensibility of Flannery O'Connor and the restrained prose of Raymond Carver. These are tales of love-in-extremis. They should be taken as a tonic before bedtime, to stir up our dreams and awaken our compassion."—Sharon Oard Warner, judge, author of Learning to Dance and Deep in the Heart

"Katherine Anne Porter would be thrilled that Michael Hyde is winning an award in her name. His work is marked by the precision of language she so prized, and his forebears are writers she nurtured and cherished. This collection is strong, original, and precious."—Mary Gordon, author of Pearl and Final Payments

"A brilliant debut, a delightfully harrowing read, and a herald of great things to come. Hyde's stories take no prisoners."—Pinckney A. Benedict, author of Town Smokes and The Wrecking Yard

About the Author:

Michael Hyde received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and M.F.A. from the Writing Program at Columbia University. His short fiction has appeared in Ontario Review, Bloom, Xconnect, Mars Hill Review, New Millennium Writings, and The Best American Mystery Stories. He lives in New York City where he teaches writing and literature at the Fashion Institute of Technology and has recently completed a novel.

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