Hayden's Ferry Review


Congratulations to Tara L. Masih!

Tara's story, "Turtle Hunting," which appeared in HFR back in 1990, is making a new debut in her first story collection, Where the Dog Star Never Glows from Press53.

From the publisher: In this impressive debut collection, Tara Masih shows an intimate sense of understanding her characters’
innermost feelings, creating a memorable map of diverse characters that span the globe and several eras. Ghosts dance, butterflies swarm, men crystallize, the sun disappears, and water plays a role in both destruction and repair of the soul. With an
unflinching eye, a mythical awareness of the natural world, and poetic, crafted prose, Masih examines the dark recesses of the mind and heart, which often leads to a small or great triumph or illumination that will resonate long after the last page is turned.

Laura van den Berg, author of What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us, says, “The characters in Tara Masih’s Where The Dog Star Never Glows are bright and daring, her prose vivid and full of poetry, her landscapes rendered with astonishing beauty. These stories will captivate readers of all stripes—a highly absorbing and original debut.”