Wednesday, March 20, 2019

"Tiny Americans"

Devin Murphy grew up near Buffalo, NY in a family with Dutch roots. He holds a BA/MA from St. Bonaventure University, an MFA from Colorado State University, a PhD from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, and is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Bradley University. He has worked various jobs in national parks around the country and once had a three–year stint at sea that led him to over fifty countries on all seven continents. His fiction has appeared in over 60 literary journals and anthologies, including The Missouri Review, Glimmer Train, The Chicago Tribune, New Stories from the Midwest, and Confrontation. He lives with his wife and children in Chicago.

Murphy applied the Page 69 Test to his new novel, Tiny Americans, and reported the following:
This page of my novel is the middle of a scene where a character has to drag a dead horse out of a paddock at a Girl Scout Ranch and bury it on the mountainside. This has to be done before the campers wake up and see the horse. The scene is representative of the rest of the book which travels across the country and the world, paying close attention to the natural world and where it is both gritty and beautiful.
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My Book, The Movie: Tiny Americans.

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--Marshal Zeringue