The Number You Have Reached


by Melvin Sterne

"Sterne’s stories are remarkable in the range and depth of the settings, the characters, and the universal longings that roil within them. They command a reader in the way fine writing sometimes can, from a sensibility that has experienced widely and knows much. The Number You Have Reached is a splendid collection from a brilliant new voice." —Robert Olen Butler, author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain.

Order from any bookstore, local or online. This title is also available from Fleur Fine Books of Galveston, Texas. 

About the Author

Melvin Sterne

Melvin Sterne worked union construction for twenty years before returning to college to study creative writing, ultimately earning a Ph.D. from Florida State University. He is the author of the novels The Shoeshine Boy and Zara, as well as a short story collection, The Number You Have Reached. He currently leads a first-year English program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen Campus), but spends all the time he can in Singapore.