Boundless Deep, and Other Stories
Winner of the 2022 Raz/Shumaker Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction, Boundless Deep, and Other Stories is a portrait of a family that holds together despite everything. By turns introspective, surreal, and bitingly funny, this collection of linked short stories spans seven decades across Japan and the United States and shows the tenacity of relationships fractured by language and distance.
“Boundless Deep, and Other Stories is a moving, shape-shifting collection that examines life at the margins of belonging. With the emotional precision and imagery of a poet, and the nimble ear of a translator, Del Raye’s prose is charming, surprising, and abundant in empathy.”
Gen Del Raye (廣江 弦) is half Japanese and was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan. His work has appeared in The Best Small Fictions 2017, Best New Poets 2019, Poetry Northwest, The Gettysburg Review, and others. He won the 2018 Force Majeure Flash Contest, the 2018 Up North Poetry Prize, and the 2018 Great Midwest Poetry Contest; received the 2023–25 Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship and 2023 McKnight Artist Fellowship; and was nominated for the Best of the Net (2016) and the Pushcart Prize (2018, 2021). He received his MFA from Hamline University and currently lives in Minneapolis, MN. You can read an interview of him in Water~Stone Review.