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Tell Everyone I Said Hi: The Book Trailer

Janey put together a book trailer for my story collection, and I think she did an amazing job. Here are the blurbs--which I'm incredibly grateful for--she excerpts from, in full:

“Chad Simpson writes with a piercing tenderness and sadness about loss and helplessness and the impossible decisions that we face every day, and the complexity of the compromises we offer the world, and ourselves, in response."—Jim Shepard

"Chad Simpson’s Tell Everyone I Said Hi is my kind of book. James Wright once beautifully asked, Where is the sea that once solved the whole/loneliness of the Midwest? The line kept bubbling up in my mind as I read these unpretentious and deeply moving stories. We’re in the Midwest—Chad Simpson’s Midwest—a place of broken hearts and missed opportunities, flooded basements and faulty wiring. The real stuff, it’s all here."—Peter Orner, author of Love and Shame and Love

"Chad Simpson is clever, compassionate, and refreshingly nuanced in his perceptions of the world, and his stories enchant with both style and substance. Tell Everyone I Said Hi returns again and again to fractured families, to orphans and widows, the strange and the estranged, and each story offers new insight into loneliness and love. Each story is a delight."—Justin Torres, author, We the Animals

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