Black Lawrence Press

The Last Game We Played

The Last Game We Played by Jo Neace Krause

These stories express situations by taking stock of history. This is especially true for the stories that are set in the Middle East, where Jo Neace Krause looks at the maddening violence that has taken place there.


  • “Strange and compelling [stories].”
    —Joyce Carol Oates

Jo Neace Krause

JO NEACE KRAUSE was born in eastern Kentucky, in Breathitt County during WWII. Her family migrated to a town near Cincinnati, Ohio.  She attended Ohio State University. She married John Thomas Krause, a historian, and lived in Buffalo, New York where he was a professor at State University of New York.  Ms Krause is an artist whose work hangs in the Kentucky Folk Art Center at Morehead, Kentucky, in various fine art galleries, and on the cover of this book.  She presently lives on a farm on the Duck River in Nunnelly, Tennessee. Her short story collection, The Last Game We Played, was selected as the first winner of The Hudson Prize (formerly The Ontario Prize).

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