Whether breathlessly enthusiastic, serenely calm, or really concentrating right now on their personal zombie issues, Elizabeth Crane's happy cast explores the complexities behind personal satisfaction. Elizabeth Crane
is the author of two previous story collections, When the Messenger is Hot
and All This Heavenly Glory
. Her work has also been featured in numerous publications, including Chicago Reader
and The Believer
, as well as several anthologies, including McSweeney's Future Dictionary of America
and The Best Underground Fiction
. A winner of the Chicago Public Library's 21st Century Award, Crane teaches creative writing at Northwestern's School of Continuing Studies, The School of the Art Institute, and The University of Chicago. She lives in Chicago.