Written by Margaret Benbow
“Here are fourteen stories of astonishing insight and variety, each revealing a resonant drama about life in America. Stories rich with the characters like Father Karl Dubroski, teaching an immigrant boy, listening to one man’s confessions for twenty years, and Simeon, prophet and painter. Fourteen stories with character living full lives from Lent to Lent, from cradle to grave. Boy Into Panther wraps its world around you and you won’t want to leave!”
—Jesse Lee Kercheval, author of My Life as a Silent Movie
“Writing in heightened, magical prose reminiscent of Marques and Toni Morrison, Margaret Benbow has produced the liveliest collection of tales you’re likely to read this year, or any year. Boy Into Panther is bursting with incident and populated with an incredible cast of artists, priests, tailors, gypsies, new immigrants, cuckolded mushroom-hunters, and grieving widows—people of sorrow and persistence, all of them fighting for love, or lacking that, a scrap of dignity.”
—Lin Enger, author of The High Divide
Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
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