Nick Trail’s Thumb by Rena J. Mosteirin


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Kore Press Short Fiction Award Winner 2008

32 pages, 8.5 x 5.5″ paper

Price: $9.00

ISBN: 978-1-888553-40-6

Set in the kitchen of a steakhouse, a bar, a beach and the apartment of a thumb-less crystal meth addict, “Nick Trail’s Thumb” combines poetry, prose and modern life in Maui. Lydia Davis selected this novella as the winner of the Kore Press Short Fiction contest. Davis says this about the book: “Finally, other contenders were rudely shoved out of the way by the vitality of ‘Nick Trail’s Thumb.’ In this story I found an unusual setting, interesting form, good section titles, arresting specifics, fresh metaphors, engaging insights, believable strong dialogue, and rhythmic prose.

Rena J. Mosteirin

Rena J. Mosteirin is a graduate of Dartmouth College, where she majored in Creative Writing and won the Sydney Cox Memorial Award (2005, 2007), the Grimes Prize (2007), and the Class of
1954 Award (2007). Her work has been featured in Farmhouse Magazine, the Stonefence Review, Green Rock Publications, Untamed Magazine, Bloodroot and Ozone Park. Rena is the recipient of the Anne L. Fitzpatrick Fellowship from the Robert Frost Place and is currently the Music Library Specialist in the Paddock Music Library at Dartmouth College. She lives in Thetford, Vermont with her partner James E. Dobson.

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