The first collection of new short fiction by Maine writers to be published in over a decade, North by Northeast brings together seventeen contemporary short stories by writers of keen observation, wit, wisdom, compassion, and humor. Beginning in the fishing village of Cape Porpoise and ending on a deserted beach on Prince Edward Island – with stops in a desert motel, a city bar, and a stateroom on the QE2 – North By Northeast takes the reader on a journey around the state, guided by thirteen writers who, as Alfred DePew writes in his introduction, “display the Yankee mind and sensibility at its best.”
Writers included in the anthology are Joshua Bodwell, Richard Cass, Robert Diamante, Rita Doucette, Meghan Gilliss, Shirley Glubka, Amanda Greenfield, Eleanor Morse, Liza Mattison, Jodi Paloni, Lewis Robinson, Annie Seikonia, and Emily Young.
“Reader: prepare to be amazed, delighted, frightened, unsettled, and thoroughly enriched. This anthology is full of gold.”
– Alfred DePew, author of The Melancholy of Departure and A Wedding Song for Poorer People
“What a thrill to have a brand new crop of stories from Team Maine – new sensibilities, new voices, an embarrassment of riches. I’m lapping them up!”
– Monica Wood, author of Once-in-a-Million Boy and When We Were the Kennedys