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Robert Lacy

Robert Lacy is the author of a collection of short stories, The Natural Father (New Rivers Press). His short fiction and essays have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including Ploughshares, The Oxford American, The Gettysburg Review, Shenandoah, VQR, Minnesota Monthly, The Sewanee Review and elsewhere. He has been anthologzied in The Best American Short Stories, The Best of Crazyhorse and elsewhere. He lives in Medicine Lake, Minnesota.


A Season In the Dismal Trade

I used to work in a funeral home. Rains & Talley, the establishment was called. It occupied a pink brick building that had once been a private residence there on East Austin Street, just up from the Dairy Queen, in my hometown of Marshall, Texas. [...]