David James Poissant

David James Poissant is the author of The Heaven of Animals, longlisted for the PEN / Robert Bingham Prize, winner of the GLCA New Writers Award and a Florida Book Award, and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Poissant’s stories and essays have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, One Story, Playboy, Ploughshares, and elsewhere.

The Story of a Year

Amid the chaos of new homeownership, HOA threats, air-conditioner repairs, and the deaths of pet goldfish, a Florida father struggles to discuss mortality with his preschool-aged daughters.