Widely acknowledged as perhaps the most influential editor since Maxwell Perkins, Gordon Lish has worked closely with Harold Brodkey, Don DeLillo, Sam Lipsyte, Ben Marcus, Anne Carson, Cynthia Ozick, Raymond Carver, Will Eno, Barry Hannah, Amy Hempel and others. But, as Delillo writes, Lish who may be ” famous for all the wrong reasons,” has also “written some of the most fascinating American fiction of the last ten years.” In the new story collection, Goings, Lish wrestles with memory, self-knowledge (or the lack of it), friendship, mothers, sons and lovers in language which leaps off the page as only Lish can make it.

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