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The Girl with Red Hair: Musings on a Theme

The Girl with Red Hair is a collection inspired by centuries of red hair lore, but especially the languorous photo on the front cover. Nineteen authors created stories, poems, and an essay to reveal the special powers of the world’s redheads, the forces of their hold over the other 98 percent of humanity.

Editors: Thomas Kennedy, Walter Cummins
Paperback : 126 pages
ISBN-10 : 0982692161
ISBN-13 : 978-0982692165

About the Editors

Thomas E. Kennedy’s 25 plus books include the four novels of the Copenhagen Quartet—most recently, In the Company of Angels (Bloomsbury, 2010) and Falling Sideways (Bloomsbury 2011)—and a novel-in-essays Last Night My Bed a Boat of Whiskey Going Down (New American Press (2010). His stories, essays, and translations appear regularly in American periodicals and have won Pushcart, O. Henry, and National Magazine awards. He lives in Copenhagen and teaches in the low-residency MFA Program of Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Walter Cummins has published five other short story collections-WitnessWhere We LiveLocal MusicThe End of the CircleThe Lost Ones, and Habitat: stories of bent realism. More than 100 of his stories, as well as memoirs, essays, and reviews, have appeared in magazines such as Kansas QuarterlyVirginia Quarterly ReviewUnder the SunConfrontationBellevue Literary ReviewConnecticut ReviewThe Laurel ReviewOther VoicesGeorgetown ReviewContrarySonora ReviewAbiko QuarterlyWeber StudiesMidwest QuarterlyWest BranchSouth Carolina ReviewCrosscurrentsCrescent ReviewThe MacGuffin, in book collections, and on the Web. With Thomas E. Kennedy, he is co-publisher of Serving House Books, an outlet for novels, story collections, poetry, and essays. For more than twenty years, he was editor of The Literary Review. He teaches in Fairleigh Dickinson University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program.


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