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Robert Vivian

Robert Vivian is the author of the essay collection Cold Snap as Yearning and the novel The Mover of Bones, as well as the forthcoming novels Lamb Bright Savior and Another Burning Kingdom. He teaches at Alma College and in the low-residency MFA program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.


  • Town

    Can a diner be sacred? An erstwhile drifter settles in tiny Alma, Michigan, frequenting the Big Boy and falling for the dry cleaner’s countergirl.