The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas: Stories (Paperback)
In "The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas, " Davy Rothbart's stories grow out of road trips and small towns and are populated by questionable heroes and gold-hearted thugs. Full of loneliness and hope, heartbreak and humor, Rothbart's tales blaze their way from midwestern farm fields to state prisons and border-town brothels.
Much like the lost, tossed, and forgotten items Rothbart collected in his acclaimed book, "Found, " the stories in "The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas" capture the oddity, poetry, and dignity of everyday life.
"Davy writes with his whole heart. These stories are crushing."
-- Arthur Miller
"It's always exciting to discover a talented new writer. Davy Rothbart writes with such energy, wit, and heart."
-- Judy Blume
Davy Rothbart is a prodigiously talented young writer, and I would happily read anything he writes. His stories are full of a strange nervous energy in which wisdom is also, somehow, always visible."
-- Charles Baxter, author of The Feast of Love and Saul and Patsy
"I believe in Davy. He is a force to be reckoned with."
-- Ira Glass, host of public radio's This American Life