Darcey Steinke

Darcey Steinke's new novel Sister Golden Hair will be out this fall from Tin House Books. She teaches at Princeton and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

As a child I was afraid of the cross. Crosses with Jesus’ bloody body terrified me, but even the empty ones I saw in my father’s Lutheran church gave me shivers. My father was a liberal Protestant, but my grandfather, who was also a minister, held a more traditional view of atonement theology.
April 17, 2014