Rediscovered Reading at Fictionaut

Father Must by Rick Rofihe

Father Must by Rick Rofihe

I’m going to be regularly reviewing or writing about collections of short fiction at Fictionaut’s Blog in a column called “Rediscovered Reading.” The first book I look at is 1991’s great collection by Rick Rofihe, Father Must. I have a half dozen books that fit the bill, that is really great collections of short fiction that just kind of disappeared after release, meaning they weren’t republishing in paperback and they aren’t still in print. Do you have any books that fit this bill? If so, can you leave a note about them in the comments and I’ll be sure to track them down. Thanks.

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3 Responses to Rediscovered Reading at Fictionaut

  1. rrofihe June 5, 2009 at 6:16 pm #

    A novel that I like which is not well-enough known is A HOUSE IN ORDER by Nigel Dennis.

  2. mattbriggs June 13, 2009 at 7:39 am #

    Thanks for the suggestion. I just ordered it. Excellent. It is from 1966, and looks to sell for upward of 250 online in good condition. I found a I suppose very used copy.

  3. rrofihe June 13, 2009 at 6:14 pm #

    Hope you like it — his other novel I’ve read, CARDS OF IDENTITY, is from around the same time and is enjoying a resurgence in Britain because of its subject matter (identity cards.)
    Anyway, read comment #2 below by moi (I hope it’s prophetic….)
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2008-10-09/Nobel-writer-puzzles-American-authors/
    Very best +
    Thanks always,
    Rick Rofihe

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