Tupelo Hassman’s debut novel, Girlchild, was the recipient of the American Library Association’s Alex Award. Her work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Harper’s Bazaar, Imaginary Oklahoma, the Independent, Portland Review, and ZYZZYVA, among other publications. She is the recipient of the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen Award and the Sherwood Anderson Foundation Fiction Award, and is the first American to have won London’s Literary Death Match. She earned her MFA at Columbia University. Her latest novel is gods with a little g (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). For Helen and her gang of misfits, the tire yard, sex, and beer help pass the days until they turn eighteen and leave Rosary, California, a town named by Catholics, but run by evangelicals. Watching over them is Aunt Bev, an outcast like the kids, who runs the barely tolerated Psychic Encounter Shoppe and tries to keep Helen connected to her own psychic talents―a gift passed down from her mother. Threats against the Psychic Encounter Shoppe become serious actions. One of the kids gets in trouble, and then another. And Helen can see some things before they happen, but somehow can’t see the most important things happening right in front of her. Tupelo Hassman’s gods with a little g bursts and splinters with flawed, lovable characters whose haphazard investigations into each other’s hearts will reshape your understanding of trust, how to build a family, and how to make a future you can see.