Short stories by John Keeble
John Keeble was born in Winnipeg, Canada, raised in Saskatchewan and California, and holds citizenship in both Canada and the U.S.A. For over forty years he has lived with his family in rural Eastern Washington where he and his wife, Claire, a musician, now operate a small farm. They have three grown sons and three grandchildren.
His most recent novel, The Appointment: The Tale of Adaline Carson, was issued by Lynx House Press in 2019. Prior to that The Shadows of Owlswas issued by the University of Washington Press in 2013, and previously, the University of Washington Press reissued two other novels, Yellowfishand Broken Ground, with "Afterwords" by the author and "Introductions" by, respectively, Bill Kittredge and Kathleen Dean Moore. These two books were originally published by Harper and Row in 1980 and 1987. A collection of short stories, Nocturnal America, the award winner in the Prairie Schooner Prize Series in Fiction, was published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2006, and released in paperback and e-book in 2013
Listing 2 stories.
An aging Caucasian ex-military pilot-turned-farmer and his wife struggle to maintain control of two newly acquired buffalo, while wildfires and drought blacken the sky and the farmer's sister becomes increasingly subsumed by doomsday cultism. cults build shelters to prepare for nuclear destruction. Set in the present day.
A middle-aged man and his wife struggle to fight the cold, care for their kids, and maintain their marriage as they build a house on a ranch in Washington state during several years filled with set backs and heartache.