Book Excerpt from Nance Van Winckel

Selections from PULL FOR STOP

Says Nance Van Winckel: “Set in Chicago, PULL FOR STOP takes place in the brief span of time as two estranged lovers pull a bus cord at the same moment on the same bus. The novel is about their love affair, which was complicated from the beginning by the fact of the woman’s having had shock therapy after her husband’s death. The illustrations are my collaborations with the artist (my husband) Rik Nelson: his black and white etchings and my digital colorizing, crops, and other alterations.”

 dead husband

dead husband

 the grate is a problem

the grate is a problem

Bug of Its Own

Bug of Its Own

love experts

love experts

night medicines

night medicines

lac des les lou copy

lac des les lou copy


Nance Van Winckel has published four books of linked stories, one of which (Quake) received the Patterson Fiction Award. Her new collage novel is forthcoming in November. She has also published six collections of poetry and she is the recipient of two NEA literary fellowships. She teaches in Vermont College of Fine Arts’s MFA in Writing Program. Her fiction has appeared in AGNI, Kenyon Review, Mass. Review, The Sun, Georgia Review and many others journals.

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