In Catch, Release (Johns Hopkins University Press), Adrianne Harun’s second story collection, loss is the driver. In diverse settings that include, among other places, a British Columbian island, a haunted Midwestern farmhouse, a London townhome, and a dementia care facility overpopulated with dangerously idle guardian angels, characters reconfigure whole worlds as they navigate states defined by absence.
“Vividly imagined, like fever dreams, haunting and original and elusive. It’s as if each story contains—to generates—a mystery that will linger long in the reader’s mind.”—Joyce Carol Oates.
Adrianne Harun’s previous books include The King of Limbo and Other Stories and A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain. She teaches at Pacific Lutheran University’s Rainier Writing Workshop.