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When Jason Green was ten, he saw his best friend die in a camping accident. Now 18, Jason re-enters the lives of his friend's parents and their gay next-door neighbor, seeking to apprentice himself to his friend's philosopher father, with mixed results. This is a novel about friendship and betrayal, love and desire, guilt and redemption. 

About the Author

Suzi Wizowaty has worked as a bookseller, librarian, journalist and editor; created and led humanities programming for adult new readers, daycare providers, inmates and the general public; taught writing at Goddard, Trinity, Burlington, Champlain and St. Michael’s colleges; and served three terms in the Vermont legislature. She founded and directs the non-profit Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform.

Praise for The Round Barn

“Suzi Wizowaty’s spare and beautiful first novel is as elegant and finely wrought as (yes) a round barn. It is a delightful homage to a New England in transition, and to the people who live there—a Winesburg, Ohio for Vermont.” 

—Chris Bohjalian, author of Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands 

"An unashamedly intelligent odyssey into what makes life worth living." 

—Fran Cerulli, Times Argus (Montpelier, Vt.)

"Wizowaty's writing is all clean lines and spaces... The northeast corner of Vermont is a magical place and The Round Barn conveys this quality in its spare prose." 

The Gay & Lesbian Review

“A refreshingly diverse and ingenious pattern of human experience is contained within Suzi Wizowaty’s The Round Barn. This novel makes passionate sense of the old and the new Vermont.” 

—David Huddle, author of Blacksnake at the Family Reunion 

“Imagine Virginia Woolf taking up residence in the new Vermont, and you begin to apprehend the delicious tensions that vibrate through The Round Barn. This book is--boldly and usefully--about sex, art, madness and death.” 

—Carolyn Cooke, author of Daughters of the Revolution

"[A novel] as rich in characters and psychological intrigue as it is lacking in surface gloss.” 

—Margot Harrison, Seven Days