“Gloden explores these difficult subjects with such tenderness and complexity that he never strikes a false note, never repeats himself.”

—Kevin Wilson, author of Now is Not the Time to Panic

“[ARC] didn't do anything for me. Disappointed after KW's glowing rec.”
—Tory, from goodreads

“You will want to tear through these ten funny, worldly and brilliant stories; they are so in love with everything they encounter.”
—Rebecca Lee, author of Bobcat and Other Stories

“It’s not always summer, but these stories sear, sweat.”
—Mary Miller, author of Biloxi

“Social conscience meets psychological despair in stories that show plenty of literary command.”
Kirkus Reviews
“Gloden enlivens the everyday situations with insightful social commentary and memorable voices.”
Publishers Weekly

“These 10 works are all set in the South but somehow offer a full sampling of the American identity dilemma. There is no one American culture.”
—Kashif Andrew Graham, Chapter16

scott.gloden[at]gmail lives in philadelphia, on unceded Lenape land. his stories have appeared in American Short Fiction, Glimmer Train, and StoryQuarterly. he works on homeless and housing initiatives.