We Could've Been Happy Here

we could've been happy here cover image We Could've Been Happy Here

by Keith Lesmeister
Short Stories
MG Press

In his first collection of short fiction, Keith Lesmeister plows out a distinctive vision of the contemporary Midwest. A recovering addict chases down a herd of runaway cows. A middle-aged couple rediscovers their love for one another through the unlikely circumstance of robbing a bank. The daughter of a deployed soldier wages a bloody war on the rabbits ravaging her family’s farm. This collection illuminates how we are shaped and buoyed by our intimate connections with others — both those close to us, and those we hardly know.