Local Authors Debut Short Story Collection

Everything's Broken, Too


Miami – January 13, 2016 – Everything’s Broken, Too, the newest collection of short stories edited by popular local author John Dufresne, will mark its official launch January 30 at Books and Books, Coral Gables, at 7 p.m.

“If you like your stories lean, efficient, authentic, and incendiary, you’ve come to the right book,” said Dufresne. “Here are six authors at the start of their literary careers but at top of their form, offering us luminous glimpses into the human heart and the human condition.

“These stories, set in a dental office, a Hialeah warehouse, the front seat of a ’37 Chevy, on Ocean Drive, on a hardscrabble farm, and in a marijuana field, are indispensable guides to the way we live now,” he added.

Dufresne is the author of nine novels and teaches fiction at Florida International University. Everything’s Broken, Too features the latest work by six members from Dufresne’s Friday Night Writers. The group averages twenty-five writers at a typical meeting. Authors in the new book include Christina MacRae, Peter Howard Denton, and Tim Curtis, plus Rosalyn Kaplus, Jason Ehlen, and Jean Salisbury Campbell.

This is the second collaboration between John Dufresne and MidTown Publishing for the Friday Night Writers. A year earlier, MidTown Publishing printed the group’s first anthology of short stories entitled Everything Is Broken.