A woman running a halfway house for paroled sexual predators is left wondering if her favorite has committed his most unthinkable crime yet. A groundskeeper who has just discovered that his ex is pregnant digs up an infant’s tombstone inscribed with his own name. A traumatic traffic collision sends an aging couple back into their decades long marriage. Whether it be a dying man spying on two teenage lovers or a new mother running from her colicky infant, the nine stories in Suffering Fools spring from the dark corners of our psyches, revealing the fears and contradictions that give shape to unconditional love. Suffering Fools is the winner of the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction.
In addition to Suffering Fools, Glori Simmons is the author of Graft, poems (Truman State University Press). A former Stegner Fellow, she has received awards for her poetry and fiction and has taught throughout the Bay Area. She currently lives in Oakland, California and is the director of the Thacher Gallery at the University of San Francisco.