The Getting Place

The stories in The Getting Place spring from the places Frank Soos loved best: the coal hills of southwest Virginia, the coves of coastal Maine, and the rivers and tundra around Fairbanks, Alaska. They ask, “Who can know the why of his own life, the why of what he does?” We join his characters when their lives spin beyond their control, when they face unexpected upheavals that change their lives utterly. By turns quirky, heartbreaking, profound, and witty, these brilliant stories open the hidden rooms inside us.
—Peggy Shumaker

Artwork titled "Winter Birch" by Margo Klass depicts a photograph of five ascending toothbrush heads equidistant to each other, in front of a piece of petrified birch wood and a rusting metal disk with brown text stating "The Getting Place", nine stories by Frank Soos

Frank Soos

Publication Date: January 25, 2022

Genre/Imprint: Boreal Books, Short Stories

$16.95 Tradepaper

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ISBN: 9781597099219


Frank Soos’ THE GETTING PLACE reviewed in Anchorage Daily News!

Readers and writers in Alaska and beyond are grieving the loss of Frank Soos, a beloved emeritus professor from the University of Alaska and Alaska’s Writer Laureate from 2014-16, who died in a bicycling accident last August. Soos was known for his close, empathetic examination of human lives and for the fine craftsmanship of his […]