Teensy and his daughter, Luann, face the loss of their land even as they mourn the death of Luann's mother. When an amusement park called Glory Days is erected, past and present collide, the attachment to the land is fully severed, and the invading culture ushers in even darker times. In Glory Days Melissa Fraterrigo combines gritty realism with magical elements to paint an arrestingly stark portrait of the painful transitions of contemporary small-town America.
Melissa Fraterrigo is the founder and executive director of the Lafayette Writers' Studio in Lafayette, Indiana. She is the author of a collection of short fiction, The Longest Pregnancy.
Christine Sneed is the author of the novels Paris, He Said and Little Known Facts and the story collections The Virginity of Famous Men and Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry. Her stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories, among others.