We Imagined It Was Rain
Fiction

We Imagined It Was Rain

by: Andrew Siegrist
Release date: Oct 5th, 2021

Hailed by ZZ Packer as “a master of tone, detail, and imagery”, Andrew Siegrist’s debut collection We Imagined It Was Rain is a love song to Tennessee. Read More

Softcover - $16.95
(ISBN: 9781938235887)
This is a preorder! This title will release on October 5, 2021 and ship in late September.

Hailed by ZZ Packer as “a master of tone, detail, and imagery”, Andrew Siegrist’s debut collection We Imagined It Was Rain is a love song to Tennessee. These loosely connected stories are imbued with tenderness, seriousness, and an understanding of the human spirit. A young man moves to the mountains and builds an heirloom chest in the wake of his son’s death; a town official must make the decision to execute a circus elephant, two siblings help their father commit suicide;  a preacher picks up the pieces of his ruined church, and his marriage, after a devasting flood; locals share stories of the girl with eyelashes so long she can braid them; a lonely man uses rain to paint. A striking and thoughtful debut, Siegrist demonstrates careful attention to the smallest moments, to the rain on a windowpane. 

We Imagined It Was Rain was the winner of our 2020 C. Michael Curtis Short Story Book Prize. 

 

Andrew Siegrist
Author

Andrew Siegrist

Andrew Siegrist is a graduate of the Creative Workshop at the University of New Orleans. His work has appeared in The Baltimore Review, Arts & Letters, The Greensboro Review, Pembroke Magazine, Fiction Southeast, Bat City Review, and elsewhere. He lives on the Cumberland River outside of Nashville, Tennessee.

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