“In these collected stories of deeply human, flawed men and women in search of connection, consolation and better odds, Dallas Hudgens once again taps into the powerful and resonant view of ordinary lives made less so that has earned him national praise for his novels, Drive Like Hell and Season of Gene.”
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Praise for Wake Up, We're Here

“…a gritty collection of fiction about people who live rough, complicated lives. Awesome endings in every story.”

– Roxane Gay, Treehouse

“Hudgens doesn’t shy away from the brutality of life on earth – the illness, the decreptitude, the humiliations and the teen suicides – but the grittiness is never gratuitous, and his stories are infused with compassion and hope.”

– Emily St. John Mandel, The Millions