Troubled souls haunt these thirteen interrelated stories of loss and rebirth. From a cramped passenger van in Ghana to a cash-only roadside motel in Utah to a cursed forest in Japan, Donald Quist’s narratives draw connections between the common and inexplicable. The diverse characters that people these stories are foreign and flawed but intimately familiar. At once scrutinizing and tender, “FOR OTHER GHOSTS” is an ambitious collection of short fiction.
Donald Quist is author of the essay collection, “HARBORS”—Foreword INDIES Bronze Winner and International Book Awards Finalist. His work has appeared in several print and online publications, including AGNI, North American Review, The Rumpus, Cleaver and J Journal. He’s creator of the online micro essay series, “PAST TEN,” and co-host of the Poet in Bangkok podcast. He’s received fellowships from Sundress Academy for the Arts and Kimbilio Fiction. He earned his MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. A multiple Pushcart Prize nominee for both fiction and nonfiction, Donald recently moved to Columbia to join the University of Missouri Department of English in order to pursue his PhD in creative writing.