Patrick Dacey is the author of story collection WE'VE ALREADY GONE THIS FAR and the forthcoming novel, THE OUTER CAPE, both published by the Macmillan imprint Henry Holt and Company, New York. He holds an MFA from Syracuse University and has taught various courses in Creative Writing, Contemporary Lit, and American Literature at various universities including Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Tech, and Syracuse University. He has worked as a reporter, landscaper, door-to-door salesman, on the overnight staff at a homeless shelter and detox center. His stories have been featured in The Paris Review, Zoetrope All-Story, Guernica, BOMB, and Salt Hill among other publications. Originally from Cape Cod, he currently lives in Richmond, Virginia.