Friday: A Novella: ($15, 108pp, 6X9″, Print ISBN: 978-1-68114-010-0, Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-68114-105-3; EBook ISBN: 978-1-68114-091-9, LCCN: 2015901689, April 2015; Purchase on Amazon or Barnes and Noble): On an unassuming Friday, the lives of five people converge and explode in a small American town. A sister returns home to reclaim herself; a brother is pushed to the edge when confronted by a violent memory; a father rekindles a secret high school crush; an aunt questions her marriage as her husband’s libido dwindles; and, the ghost of a local priest haunts them all. Told with a unique literary voice, Friday examines the languor and melancholy of the day-to-day life, and the exaltation when a choice is finally made.
Matthew R. K. Haynes was a State of Idaho Writing Fellow in 2010. He earned his M.A. in Fiction and M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction from Boise State University. While doing graduate work, his first novel, Moving Towards Home, was published. Subsequently, his work has appeared in several anthologies and journals, including SOMA Literary Journal, O’iwi, Native Literatures, Fringe and Yellow Medicine Review. He was been a finalist for the Faulkner Award in Nonfiction and Writer’s Digest Award in Fiction, and, most recently, the Glimmer Train Award for Short Fiction. His collection of multi-genre writing, titled, Shall We Not Go Missing, has been chosen for the Wayne Kaumuali’i Westlake Monograph Series, and is forthcoming from Kuleana Press in 2015.