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Caitlin Horrocks

Biography

Caitlin Horrocks

Caitlin Horrocks is the author of the story collection THIS IS NOT YOUR CITY and the novel THE VEXATIONS. She is a recipient of the O. Henry Prize, the Pushcart Prize and the Plimpton Prize. Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Tin House and One Story, among other magazines, and has been reprinted in The Best American Short Stories. She lives with her family in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Caitlin Horrocks

Books by Caitlin Horrocks

by Caitlin Horrocks - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Erik Satie begins life with every possible advantage. But after the dual blows of his mother's early death and his father's breakdown upend his childhood, Erik and his younger siblings --- Louise and Conrad --- are scattered. Later, as an ambitious young composer, Erik flings himself into the Parisian art scene, aiming for greatness but achieving only notoriety. As the years, then decades, pass, he alienates those in his circle as often as he inspires them. Only Louise and Conrad are steadfast allies. But in a journey that will take her from Normandy to Paris to Argentina, Louise is rocked by a severe loss that ultimately forces her into a reckoning with how Erik --- obsessed with his art and hungry for fame --- will never be the brother she's wished for.