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Jamie Quatro

Biography

Jamie Quatro

Jamie Quatro’s debut collection, I WANT TO SHOW YOU MORE, was a New York Times Notable Book, NPR Best Book of 2013, Indie Next pick, O Magazine summer reading pick, and New York Times Editors’ Choice. It was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, the Georgia Townsend Fiction Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize. Quatro’s fiction, poetry and essays have appeared in Tin House, McSweeney’s, VICE, The New York Times Book Review and elsewhere. Quatro teaches in the Sewanee School of Letters MFA program, and lives with her husband and four children in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.

Jamie Quatro

Books by Jamie Quatro

by Jamie Quatro - Fiction

In 2014, in Lookout Mountain, Alabama, the Prophet --- a 70-year-old man who paints his visions --- lives off the grid in a cabin near the Georgia border. While scrounging for materials at the local scrapyard, the Prophet sees a car pull up to an abandoned gas station. In the back seat is a teenage girl with zip ties on her wrists, a girl he realizes he must rescue from her current life. Her name is Michael, and the Prophet feels certain that she is a messenger sent by God to take his end-time warnings to the White House. Michael finds herself in the Prophet’s remote, art-filled cabin, and as their uncertain dynamic evolves into tender friendship, she is offered a surprising opportunity to escape her past --- and perhaps change her future.

by Jamie Quatro - Fiction

Maggie is entirely devoted to her husband Thomas, their two beautiful children, and to God --- until what begins as a platonic intellectual and spiritual exchange between writer Maggie and poet James transforms into an erotically charged bond that challenges Maggie’s sense of loyalty and morality, drawing her deeper into the darkness of desire.