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Lydia Fitzpatrick

Biography

Lydia Fitzpatrick

Lydia Fitzpatrick’s work has appeared in the The O. Henry Prize Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, One Story, Glimmer Train and elsewhere. She was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, a fiction fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a recipient of an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant. She graduated from Princeton University and received an MFA from the University of Michigan. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.

Lydia Fitzpatrick

Books by Lydia Fitzpatrick

by Lydia Fitzpatrick - Fiction

Fifteen-year-old Ilya arrives in Louisiana from his native Russia for what should be the adventure of his life: a year in America as an exchange student. But all is not right in his world: he's consumed by the fate of his older brother, Vladimir. The two have always been close, spending their days dreaming of escaping to America. But when Ilya was tapped for the exchange, Vladimir disappeared into their town's seedy, drug-plagued underworld. Just before Ilya left, the murders of three young women rocked the town's usual calm, and Vladimir found himself in prison. With the help of his host parents’ daughter Sadie, who has secrets of her own, Ilya embarks on a mission to prove Vladimir's innocence.