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Catalog Archive / Fall 2019


“In this beautifully drawn collection, Trebor Healey takes the reader into vividly imagined worlds, each story absorbing in its details and spiraling, surprising complexities. In the stories set in Mexico, he paints a dreamscape tinted with magic realism, never losing sight of the very real humanity binding us all.”
—Sarah Van Arsdale, author of In Case of Emergency, Break Glass

In award-winning author Trebor Healey’s newest collection, Falling, characters lose their way, figuratively and literally, and confront the profound displacement of modern life. These are stories of hard-won redemption and transformation—a widower who finds meaning adopting refugee children, a painter who reconnects with his son after losing everything, a nun victimized and haunted by state terror, and a peripatetic gay man in utter despair and fatigue who finally bonds with his dying father. In Healey’s skilled hands, there is a flicker of hope in the hopeless, a way forward in the pathless wood, and a bridge—though rickety and swaying—across even the most harrowing chasm.

Together, these vignettes cover a dizzying breadth of the human experience. From a contemporary reimagination of the life of Evita Perón with a gay man in the starring role to the story of an abandoned building full of ghosts in the center of Mexico City, this collection suggests other ways of seeing in a world overburdened by history.


Author photo Trebor Healey is a Lambda Literary Award winner and a two-time recipient of the Ferro-Grumley Award. He is the author of Through It Came Bright Colors, A Horse Named Sorrow,  Faun, the short story collections A Perfect Scar and Eros & Dust, and a volume of poetry, Sweet Son of Pan.

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“A sturdy, well-crafted collection.”
Lambda Literary

“Whether [Healey] writes poetry, novels and short stories, he never disappoints.”
Reviews by Amos Lassen

“Trebor Healey has shown us in these utterly original stories how the English-speaking part of the Americas confronts the Spanish-speaking part. But in the last story, ‘The Orchid,’ he has written a masterful exploration of the inner politics of Argentina. This is a wise, brilliant story that will be read for many years to come.”
—Edmund White, author of A Boy’s Own Story



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Falling: Cover showing two shadows reaching for each other across a road. The cover text is proclaimed in yellow font, contrasting the grayscale nature of the rest of the image.

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September 2019
LC: 2018008114 PS
272 pp. 5.5 x 8.5

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Casebound $26.95 t
ISBN 9780299324704
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