Wifeshopping

About the book

A Mariner Original from Houghton Mifflin (2008)

Winner of the Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize in Fiction from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

Thirteen short stories about American men in various stages of the search for love. Some find it, some walk past it, some let it slip away

What critics and writers say

"Strongly imagined,often deeply moving fiction from a gifted writer who seems to know us better than we know ourselves." 

      —Kirkus Reviews

"Brilliantly rendered and achingly true and full of the yearning for connection to the Other that defines our humanity. This is a splendid debut by an important new voice in American fiction."

      —Robert Olen Butler, author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

"What makes these studies in discovery and disillusionment so startling and affecting is the energy of Steven Wingate's language, and the agency of his characters . . . . The stories in Wifeshopping expand with subsequent readings; they do not end on the page, but continue in a reader's mind."

       —Amy Hempel, author of The Dog of the Marriage and Tumble Home 

"Wingate is a fine storyteller and a writer capable of exciting flights of language.... It makes me hope we'll see more books from him."

      —Steve Almond, Los Angeles Times

Where to get it

Amazon (both paperback and Kindle) and Barnes & Noble (both paperback and Nook).