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Bob Shacochis

Bob Shacochis is a novelist, essayist, journalist, and educator. A former contributing editor for Harper’s and Outside, Shacochis currently teaches in the graduate writing programs at Bennington College and Florida State University. Among his works are the short story collections Easy in the Islands and The Next New World; the novel Swimming in the Volcano, a finalist for the National Book Award; Domesticity, a collection of essays about food and love; Between Heaven and Hell, a travel memoir of his journeys in the Himalaya; and, most recently, the novel The Woman Who Lost Her Soul. The Immaculate Invasion, about the 1994 military intervention in Haiti, was a finalist for the New Yorker Magazine Literary Awards and a New York Times Notable Book. Shacochis’s work has received a National Book Award for First Fiction, the Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. His op-ed commentaries on the U.S. military, Haiti, and Florida politics have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. He lives in Florida and New Mexico with Ms. F. They have been together for thirty-eight years. (Photo credit: Roberto Shea)


Bob Shacochis, National Book Award–winning author of Swimming in the Volcano, Easy in the Islands, The Next New World, and, most recently, the critically acclaimed novel The Woman Who Lost Her Soul, hones his nonfiction skills in this tour-de-force romp through the worlds of eating and eroticism. Domesticity is an irreverent exploration of the sweet and sour evolution of the enduring romance...

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