James Morrison

Works

Everyday Ghosts
For two years, Brother Pete has lived as a monk in a rundown abbey on the outskirts of the city. He has run away from his life only to find himself among a group of outcasts and oddballs, from a former child star who's seen better days, to an old abbot who makes no secret of his love for drink and his hatred for almost everything else.

It's not exactly what Pete had in mind.

Then one day a stranger arrives and throws everything off balance.

Soon, it seems, Brother Pete will need to face his own past if he wants to find out whether this mysterious visitor is a danger - or a savior.

Said and Done
In these nine stories, James Morrison chronicles the connections and disconnections among people across a wide range of experience. Whether recounting the tale of a well-to-do housewife under siege or the ups and downs of a grungy garage band, Morrison writes in a prose at once wry and tender, disconsolate and compassionate. Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, Bronze Medal in ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award in short fiction.

The Lost Girl
In The Lost Girl, James Morrison finds a compelling lens through the eyes of a young person trying to understand the world and her place in it. In stylized prose both elegant and spare, saturated with irony but fraught with tenderness, Morrison raises questions about modern life that become more pressing by the day.

Broken Fever
An acclaimed collection of personal essays about growing up gay in the suburbs of Detroit.

Selected Works

Fiction
"As the story unfolds its mysteries, the truth at its core is at once painful and uplifting - an enduring lesson but also a delight." - Kyoko Mori
Nine short stories by "an extraordinary writer." -Paul Lisicky
This is finally a novel of genuine growth and change in a richly drawn character we come to love."
–Jonathan Strong
Creative nonfiction
Morrison’s memoir has a freshness and rich depth that set it apart.
Publishers Weekly