Making Payments on a Pink Cadillac / Robert Parham


Product Description

Making Payments on a Pink Cadillac

stories by

Robert Parham

ISBN: 978-1-59948-886-8, ~112 pages, $14.95 (+ shipping)

Projected Release Date: November, 2021

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About The Author

Robert Parham, retired from academic and other preoccupations, continues to write and publish. His recent work appeared in such journals as Southern Review and the American Journal of Poetry. Over the years his poetry and fiction appeared in an array of magazines and journals, including Shenandoah, Georgia Review, Northwest Review, Rolling Stone, Atlanta Magazine, and many other venues. He editor the Southern Poetry Review for over a decade.


Making Payments on a Pink Cadillac is a fun, wide ride–stories that are at turns rambunctious, meditative, unruly and poignant. In “Talking About Elmer” and “John Jay,” the protagonists seem to awaken from a dream only to find they have been asleep at the wheel, “caught up in one of those vortexes of fate that seem to gather up some men in its swirl . . .spitting them later out the top.” ~Phillip Gardner, author of Where They Come From, Where They Hide


Robert Parham’s Making Payments on a Pink Cadillac is a loosely-linked assemblage of sometimes quirky, always heartfelt stories bound together by farm work, cars, and the inexorably complicated relationships we all endure. Parham has the eye of a poet, the ear of a storyteller. This is a brave and memorable collection. ~George Singleton, author of You Want More: Selected Stories


There is plenty of humor in this fine collection, but also an unexpected poignancy as Parham’s characters attempt to find their way in a world they can’t quite figure out. Making Payments on a Pink Cadillac is a delight. ~Ron Rash

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