SOLSTICE MFA IN CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM GRADUATE
MIKE MINER PUBLISHES FIRST NOVEL, PRODIGAL SONS
[Chestnut Hill, MA, January, 2015] The Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College is pleased to announce the publication of MFA graduate Mike Miner’s first novel, Prodigal Sons, (All Due Respect Books, 2014).
Matthew Flanagan is living the American dream. A plum job at an ad agency. A hot wife. A beautiful home in Southern California. But something is eating him up inside and a nasty drinking habit is about to cost him everything. After his life finally collapses around him, Matthew disappears to Vegas with a girl he barely knows. When word reaches the Flanagan clan back in Connecticut, Matthew’s brothers Mark and Luke are sent on a mission to find their brother and bring him home. At turns funny and moving, Prodigal Sons is a hard-boiled American odyssey, a family saga with the heart of a crime novel.
“The work of an extravagantly talented writer, Prodigal Sons is one of the best debut novels I have ever read.” —Sterling Watson, author of Suitcase City, Fighting in the Shade, and Sweet Dream Baby.
“Miner’s wicked electric chair humor calls to mind the best of Elmore Leonard and Charles Willeford.” —Patrick Michael Finn, author of From the Darkness Right under Our Feet and A Martyr for Suzy Kosasovich.
ABOUT SOLSTICE & PINE MANOR COLLEGE
As an undergraduate institution consistently ranked among the most diverse in the country, Pine Manor College emphasizes an inclusive, community-building approach to liberal arts education. The Solstice MFA in Creative Writing reflects the College’s overall mission by creating a supportive, welcoming environment in which writers of all backgrounds are encouraged to take creative risks. We strive to instill in our students an appreciation for the value of community-building and community service, and see engagement with the literary arts not only as a means to personal fulfillment but also as an instrument for real cultural change.
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