Nobody Knows How It Got This Good 

Amos Jasper Wright IV


Synopsis: Drawing heavily on the author's experiences growing up in Central Alabama, Nobody Knows How It Got This Good explores themes of racial injustice, class, the Civil Rights Movement, environmental catastrophe, imprisonment, suburbanization, and the perennial themes of love, life and loss.

Through sixteen stories sharing common environments and characters – a used car salesman, a cook on death row, a lynching survivor, a U.S. Census enumerator – Nobody Knows How It Got This Good, the author’s first short story collection, attempts to come to terms with the modern South. Though set in the Deep South, these stories aspire with humor and pathos to address national dilemmas.


Available July 2018

ISBN: 978-1-60489-208-0    Trade paper $16.95   Sale Price $8.95

ISBN: 978-1-60489-209-9    Hard Cover $25.95    Sale Price $13.95

312  Pages

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