Clifford Garstang is the author of the novels OLIVER'S TRAVELS and THE SHAMAN OF TURTLE VALLEY and three short story collections: the novel in stories WHAT THE ZHANG BOYS KNOW, winner of the Library of Virginia Literary Award for Fiction; the story collection IN AN UNCHARTED COUNTRY, winner of the Maria Thomas Fiction Prize from Peace Corps Writers, and, most recently, HOUSE OF THE ANCIENTS AND OTHER STORIES. He is co-founder and former Editor in Chief of PRIME NUMBER MAGAZINE and editor of the anthology series EVERYWHERE STORIES: SHORT FICTION FROM A SMALL PLANET.
Ollie Tucker, a recent college graduate, has memories of a childhood trauma and he believes that his long-lost uncle can help him understand what happened to him. He sets off in search of his uncle and in the process learns to separate fact from fiction.
HOUSE OF THE ANCIENTS AND OTHER STORIES2020
THE SHAMAN OF TURTLE VALLEY2019
WHAT THE ZHANG BOYS KNOW2012
IN AN UNCHARTED COUNTRY2009
Awards and Recognition
- Library of Virginia Literary Award for Fiction (For WHAT THE ZHANG BOYS KNOW); Indiana Authors Awards, Emerging Author