Geoffrey Becker's most recent books are Hot Springs (Tin House Books, 2010), a novel, and Black Elvis (U. of Georgia Press, 2009), a collection which won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. His other awards include a NEA Fellowship, the Drue Heinz Prize for Literature, the Nelson Algren Prize, inclusion in the Best American Short Stories anthology, Maryland Arts Council Awards, and the Parthenon Prize. He teaches at Towson University.
Hot Springs from Tin House Books, February 2010.
Vibrant, sexy, and quite possibly crazy, Bernice is determined to reclaim the child she gave up for adoption five years ago. She convinces her boyfriend, Landis, to help carry out her plan, but once the abduction is accomplished, Bernice is plagued with doubts. As Bernice and Landis journey across America, from Colorado Springs to Tucson to Baltimore, Bernice must confront her past and the secrets she has kept.
"Hot Springs is a road trip layered with desire and mistake and the impossibility of keeping a secret from rising through the years."
—Ron Carlson, author of The Signal
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