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Debra Monroe

DEBRA MONROE is the author of two story collections, The Source of Trouble and A Wild, Cold State ; two novels, Newfangled and Shambles ; and two memoirs, On the Outskirts of Normal and My Unsentimental Education . She is a "fierce" writer who presents "ever-hopeful lost souls with engaging humor and sympathy" ( Kirkus Reviews ), in prose that's "rangy, thoughtful, ambitious, and widely, wildly knowledgeable" ( Washington Post ), always "fine and funky, marbled with warmth and confusion, but...See more