Elissa Minor Rust has published fiction in Baltimore Review, Orchid: A Literary Review, Bacon Street Review, and Honolulu Magazine, among other journals. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
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The twelve stories in The Prisoner Pear: Stories from the Lake take place in an affluent suburb of Portland, Oregon, but they could be taken from any number of similar enclaves across the United States. These stories infuse stark reality with occasional hints of magical realism to explore what the American dream means to twenty-first-century suburbanites.
“This is a fine portrait of privileged lives, in all their mundanity and weirdness.”