Liz Prato





A current of longing runs through 22 short stories by Oregon writers. As the characters strive for connection, they make mistakes, reach out to the wrong people, and recalibrate their lives based on their desire, whether or not it’s attainable—or even a good idea. Editor Liz Prato has curated a powerful collection of smart, funny, exquisite stories about the losses that shape our lives.

“Like the varied and verdant landscape of the Pacific Northwest, the stories in The Night, and the Rain, and the River will make you gasp and grow your heart. These stories offer up a bright light in our often overcast skies.” —Natalie Serber, author of Shout Her Lovely Name

“I love this book like I love the ocean. The Night, and the Rain, and the River gets under your skin and travels your body from the first page. Each story brings you to the edge of your own heart. These writers will mark you for life; remember their names.” —Lidia Yuknavitch, author of Dora: A Headcase

“The deeper one goes into this book, the more one is submerged into a world filled with lonely, confused, and lost people. It is well worth the journey, as lovers of short fiction will find solace in The Night, and the Rain, and the River.” —Kristin Urban, The Portland Book Review


copyright 2014 Liz Prato