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Stephen Markley

Biography

Stephen Markley

Stephen Markley is the author of OHIO, his debut novel. He's also the author of PUBLISH THIS BOOK and TALES OF ICELAND. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, and his essays and short fiction can be found scattered across the internet. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

Stephen Markley

Books by Stephen Markley

by Stephen Markley - Fiction

On one fateful summer night in 2013, four former classmates converge on the rust belt town where they grew up, each of them with a mission, all of them haunted by regrets, secrets and lost loves. There’s Bill Ashcraft, an alcoholic, drug-abusing activist, whose fruitless ambitions have taken him from Cambodia to Zuccotti Park to New Orleans, and now back to “The Cane” with a mysterious package strapped to the underside of his truck; Stacey Moore, a doctoral candidate reluctantly confronting the mother of her former lover; Dan Eaton, a shy veteran of three tours in Iraq, home for a dinner date with the high school sweetheart he’s tried to forget; and the beautiful, fragile Tina Ross, whose rendezvous with the captain of the football team triggers the novel’s shocking climax.