Andrew Scott
NAKED SUMMER
by Andrew Scott

ISBN 978-1-935708-31-5
8 x 5.25 paperback, 158 pages
Praise for Naked Summer
“Andrew Scott’s stories take place in the Heartland, and they will land squarely in your heart. Unflinching but sweet-tempered, they ring as plaintive and pure as ballads.”
  — Michael Parker, author of The Watery Part of the World


“In Naked Summer, Andrew Scott brilliantly conjures up my home state of Indiana, that in-between, mixed-up blend of farmland, suburbia, isolated towns and would be cities stuck in the flyover, but he accomplishes much more than this. His stunning collection of stories also deftly captures those in-between states that everyone finds themselves in at some point—those times of limbo when we’re between jobs or relationships, or, most memorably, that last ‘naked summer’ when childhood lingers and adulthood has not yet arrived. This is a heart-wrenching collection, at once hilarious and wise. I couldn’t put it down.”
  — Elizabeth Stuckey-French, author of The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady


“Andrew Scott’s stories are streamlined, intense, and unsettling. His characters don’t quite know themselves, but the author knows them well. They teeter in the margins of safety, in a way that many Americans have been pushed off the path to the dream. I recommend these stories highly.”
  — Alice Elliott Dark, author of In the Gloaming

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Andrew Scott
Andrew Scott was born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana. He holds writing degrees from Purdue University and New Mexico State University, where he was twice awarded a Frank Waters Fiction Fellowship. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Esquire, Ninth Letter, The Cincinnati Review, Mid-American Review, Glimmer Train Stories, The Writer’s Chronicle, and other publications. With his wife, the writer Victoria Barrett, he edits Freight Stories. He teaches at Ball State University and lives in Indianapolis.