A luminous collection of short stories focusing on privilege
and entitlement, from the bestselling author of The Starboard Sea, Damage
Control displays Amber Dermont’s remarkable gift for portraying characters
In “Lyndon” a daughter visits presidential landmarks
following the death of her father. In “Damage Control” a young man works at an
etiquette school while his girlfriend is indicted for embezzlement. A young widow
rents herself to elderly women and vacations with them as a “professional
grandchild” in “Stella at the Winter Palace.” And in “The Language of Martyrs”
a couple houses a mail order bride on behalf of the husband’s Russian mother.
Dermont’s stories have previously been published in many
literary magazines and have also been featured in anthologies edited by Jane
Smiley and Dave Eggers. Damage Control’s 14
stories include three previously unpublished pieces. Download and start listening now!