Highway Trade

“John Domini is one of those rare writers who doesn’t bend his characters towards his own pre-determined ends, but follows where they lead. In lesser hands, Domini’s people would have been drowned in bathos. But Domini honors them with a generous but unsentimental imagination, giving us lives worth knowing about, layered portrayals of the obdurate world and our own terrifying self-betrayals. His profound, unflinching attention reminds us how closely together fiction, at its best, can unite justice with mercy.”

— Jay Cantor

“John Domini’s densely textured stories teem with compelling inner and outer life. He is a master at capturing the complex workings of minds under stress and the hard-edged negotiations we make with fate when our backs are against a wall. He knows how women and men can behave with one another. The stories move swiftly and sinuously, emerging from the everyday to coil around a reader’s heart.”

— Floyd Skloot

“Fiery, crackling prose. Domini’s writing wields a double-bladed humor that is both fearsomely entertaining and pleasurably dark. Highway Trade is a sharp and compassionate work; unforgettable.”

— Diana Abu-Jaber

John Domini ( Author Website )

Publication Date: January 1, 1997

Genre/Imprint: Fiction

$14.95 Tradepaper

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ISBN: 1-888996-07-2


John Domini Reviews

John Domini, a Red Hen Press author, publishes many book reviews. One published review, found in Bookforum, has been selected by the National Book Critics Circle as a feature for their blog and […]
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