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Celeste O’Dell

I have an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and have published several stories in addition to “The Bridegroom.” My one-act play, “Espere la Luz,” was produced by the Boulder (Colorado) Museum of Contemporary Art. I just completed a novel, “Where the Serpent Lives,” set in same area as “The Bridegroom.”


The Bridegroom

The Apple trees were blighted. I knew it when I first saw them, even though Otto denied it. An excellent orchard, he had said in his letters, a tidy farmhouse. You will be well taken care of, the wife of a landowner. But the apples were small and m [...]