This is longlisted for the Women's Prize for fiction 2013. An unsettling exploration of manipulation and power between a middle-aged man and eleven year-old girl. Tommie is eleven. David Lamb is fifty-four. There's nothing wrong with that, is there?
Bonnie Nadzam was born in Cleveland, went to school in Chicago and has moved continually westward since then. She studied English literature and environmental studies at Carleton College and earned an MA and PhD from the University of Southern California. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in a wide range of literary publications and she taught creative writing at Colorado College. She is married to her childhood sweetheart and lives with him in the Rocky Mountains.