Finally, the long awaited literary debut from the finalist in the Associated Writing Programs Award Series in Short Fiction. Centaur of the North marks the introduction of a gifted story teller, a lyric and transcendent voice. In nine resonant stories, Wendell Mayo presents us with characters who long to remove the shadows occluding elusive, almost magical mothers and to explore prescribed, yet not fully understood, destinies. His stories reverberate with a soul-aching need to fit the puzzle pieces together. Family histories, family mysteries emerging from legends—Wendell Mayo reveals the power of family storytelling, both real and imagined.