The House of Order: Stories

The House of Order: Stories

ABOUT John Paul Jaramillo

John Paul Jaramillo
I grew up in Southern Colorado but now live, write and teach in Springfield, Illinois. I earned my MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Oregon State University and, currently, hold the position of Associate Professor of English in the Arts and Humanities Department of Lincoln Land Comm More...



The first collection of composite stories by John Paul Jaramillo presents a stark vision of American childhood and family, set in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico. Manito Ortiz sorts family truth from legend as broken as the steel industry and the rusting vehicles that line Spruce Street. The only access to his lost family’s story is his uncle, the unreliable Neto Ortiz.