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Winter of Different Directions, by Steven J. McDermott

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Winter of Different Directions, by Steven J. McDermott

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The characters in Steven J. McDermott’s short story collection Winter of Different Directionsstruggle to keep life’s body blows and uppercuts from becoming knockout punches, whether they bring them on themselves, or receive them from friends, lovers, co-workers, or family. You might root for them. You might root against them. But just like the relatives you hope won’t show for Thanksgiving, these are characters you can’t forget. With his stunning range and passionate delivery, it is McDermott who lands the knockout punch in this debut short story collection.


"Steven J. McDermott has put together a stunning collection of short stories which captures the reader's attention and imagination from the beginning. This collection of stories features characters who are so vivid and memorable, mainly because they are so average, people you can bump into on the street every day." - The Literary Word


Steven J. McDermott is the editor of Storyglossia. He received his MFA in creative writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, and his BA in English and philosophy from Western Washington University. His stories have been Pushcart nominees and “Blue Jeans and Black Leather” was also produced as a short film and shown at several film festivals.