Fiction. LGBTQIA Studies. “ORANGES is a book of quiet, enormous strength, a collection of slow-gathering moments that add up to the story of Michael Dolin, a gay man whose life and loves are shaped by the AIDS crisis, Midwestern social strictures and expectations for men. There is so much here, such compassion, such nerve and bite—this is a beautiful book, full of sorrow, surprise, and delight.”—Audrey Niffenegger

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Gary Eldon Peter’s short stories have appeared in Callisto, Alexandria Quarterly, Water˜Stone Review, Great River Review, and other publications. His awards include a McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers/Loft Award in Creative Prose as well as two Minnesota State Arts Board grants. He has been awarded artist residencies to the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, the Millay Colony for the Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Anderson Center. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College as well as a JD from William Mitchell College of Law. He has been a judicial law clerk, a lawyer in private law practice, and spent many years working in the legal publishing industry. Currently a faculty member in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota, his current writing projects include a new collection of short stories and a novel. ORANGES is his first book.



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