SEYWARD GOODHAND's fiction has appeared in PRISM International, Grain, Dragnet, Riddle Fence and SubTerrain. She has been a finalist for the Journey Prize and a National Magazine Award. She's finishing a PhD in Renaissance English Lit.
The depredations of a corrupt local government and the ravages of a harsh prairie winter force an ostracized but self-sufficient widow to open her home to innocents with nowhere else to turn. Journey Prize finalist Seyward Goodhand's effortless storytelling allows the humanity to shine through in this grim take on a classic tale.