Castle Freeman, Jr.’s new collection of short stories, Round Mountain has just been published by Concord Free Press, a new publisher dedicated to “generosity-based publishing.” Instead of paying for the book, its temporary holder is encouraged to donate to a number of different Hurricane Irene relief organizations (whose information is provided in its back pages). The book is designed to be passed onto a friend after it has been read, with each reader signing their name in a space provided. In other words, Round Mountain is a good excuse to create your own community of readers while also supporting the Vermont communities affected by Hurricane Irene.
Freeman’s twelve stories in Round Mountain include “Driving Around,” a piece that was first published in NER 26.4.
For more information, visit www.concordfreepress.com/roundmountain.
“Freeman’s beautifully cadenced dialogue is rich with humor, philosophic depth and a near-mythic sensibility.” – Publisher’s Weekly