Troubled souls haunt these thirteen interrelated stories of loss and rebirth. From a cramped passenger van in Ghana to a cash-only roadside motel in Utah to a cursed forest in Japan, Donald Quist's narratives draw connections between the common and inexplicable. The diverse characters that people these stories are foreign and flawed but intimately familiar. At once scrutinizing and tender, FOR OTHER GHOSTS is an ambitious collection of short fiction.
"The words gathered into a book of fiction are often said to conjure up a world. Usually this is just an exaggeration, but what Donald Quist has accomplished in For Other Ghosts is to truly give us what feels like an entire world's breadth and depth. The range, sensitivity, and brilliance of these stories are absolutely astounding. His readers are in for a mind-expanding experience." - Jamel Brinkley, author of A Lucky Man
"Donald Quist is a master of the unspoken, the way the heaviness of loss, conviction, and fear can both alter a life and haunt it. For Other Ghosts is a beautifully-crafted collection that will make you question many things and illuminate many more." —Natalia Sylvester, author of Everyone Knows You Go Home & Chasing the Sun
"I read For Other Ghosts with an increasing awe, my world expanding with each sentence. And that's what Donald Quist's writing does, enlarges your world as it enlivens it, making you aware of your connection to the things and people around you. This is a book written with a passion and a sensitivity for all that's human in us." - Rion Amilcar Scott, author of Insurrections: Stories