In Lynn K. Kilpatrick's ""In the House"", anything can happen. A collection of shorts - lists, character sketches, directions, scripts, and instructions - ""In the House"" reveals the often conspicuous, yet frequently overlooked, dangers of relationships gone awry. In a home suffused with fragility or in a kitchen surrounded by knives, Kilpatrick's men and women navigate around one another's eccentricities with caution, highlighting the unspoken desires and veiled needs of domestic routine. In these stories those desires collide, illuminating the dangers that can lurk in seemingly insignificant places such as the pantry, a basement, the Miss America pageant, dioramas, or in the mind of the one you love.
Lynn K. Kilpatrick earned an MA in poetry from Western Washington University and a PhD in fiction from the University of Utah. Her poetry, fiction, and non-fiction have appeared in Tin House, Hotel Amerika, Ninth Letter, and Creative Nonfiction. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and son.