Author: Mike Alberti

Works Published by UNT Press

Some People Let You Down

— Vol. 19: of Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction

Published: November, 2020  Pages: 192 

The nine stories in Mike Alberti’s debut collection shine a sharp light on small-town American life —not the Arcadian small towns of yesteryear, but the old mill towns hanging on after the mill has stopped running, the deserted agricultural communities in the middle of vast industrial farms, places where bad luck has become part of the weather. But even in these blighted, neglected landscapes, the possibility of renewal always presents itself: there is hope for these places and the characters who inhabit them. In these fresh, innovative stories, some people let you down, but some people don’t. more... about Some People Let You Down