Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

Stories and Essays Inspired by Fabulous Las Vegas Postcards

Using a vintage postcard for imagery this cover evokes the “glory days” of mid-20th century Las Vegas.

The postcard is a brilliant piece of pop culture. These simple, lightweight rectangles of good cheer serve many functions at once: They are glimpses of a special place, vessels of memory, fragments of story — and, for those that survive, little capsules of history. That’s especially true of postcards from Las Vegas, one of the most visually dynamic, changing, meaning-packed locales in the world. Inspired by iconic Sin City postcards, eight of the city’s best writers delve deep into their imaginations to conceive short stories and essays that cast a fresh eye on a place you only think you know. The writers are Quentin R. Bufogle, Maile Chapman, Maxwell Alexander Drake, Lindsey Leavitt, Corey Levitan, Greg Blake Miller, Kristen Peterson and Lissa Townsend Rodgers. Editor: Scott Dickensheets.