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Will Boast

Biography

Will Boast

Will Boast was born in England and grew up in Ireland and Wisconsin. He won the Iowa Short Fiction Award for his story collection, POWER BALLADS. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Virginia Quarterly Review, Best New American Voices and elsewhere. He divides his time between Chicago and Brooklyn, New York.

Will Boast

Books by Will Boast

by Will Boast - Memoir, Nonfiction

Having already lost his mother and only brother, 24-year-old Will Boast finds himself absolutely alone when his father dies of alcoholism. Numbly settling the matters of his father's estate, Boast is deep inside his grief when he stumbles upon documents revealing a secret his father had intended to keep: He’d had another family before Will's --- a wife and two sons in England. This revelation leads to a flood of new questions. Did his father abandon this first family, or was he pushed away?