Drowned Boy, Jerry Gabriel
An unsentimental portrait of small town Ohio that reveals a world of brutality, beauty, and danger in basketball tournaments and family reunions. Set in the hardscrabble borderlands where Appalachia meets the Midwest, these linked stories are unsettling and vivid.
Jerry Gabriel studied at Ohio State, Northern Arizona University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He has worked as a science writer and taught writing at a number of universities, including, from 2001-2008, as a lecturer in Cornell University's Engineering Communications Program. Starting in the fall 2008, he will be a visiting assistant professor at St. Mary's College of Maryland.