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Amy Parker

AMY PARKER is the author of the critically acclaimed story collection Beasts and Children . She was born in Okinawa, Japan, and spent most of her childhood on diplomatic and military compounds overseas. She returned to the United States after her high school graduation and attended Indiana University, where she studied comparative literature. She won a Michener Fellowship in fiction from the University of Texas, Austin. Afterward, she spent four years doing intensive monastic practice at...See more