An American novelist, he’s most widely known for America by Land; A Path of Heart’s Bloodstream Wherever We Proceed; Soft Drinking water; and Coal Dark Equine. He received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1989. He went to Davidson College on the football scholarship or grant and later used in Syracuse University or college, where he analyzed books. His 2007 book, Coal Black Equine, won both Chicago Tribune Heartland Reward for Fiction as well as the Ohioana Publication Award for Fiction. He was raised on a fresh Hampshire plantation. He later trained at Dickinson University, Boise State University or college, and Converse University. He analyzed with writer Raymond Carver at Syracuse University or college.