Dwight Allen grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and graduated from Lawrence University and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He was on the editorial staff of The New Yorker for not quite ten years. He has published three books of fiction — The Green Suit (Algonquin, 2000), Judge (Algonquin, 2003), and The Typewriter Satyr (University of Wisconsin Press, 2009). The title story of The Green Suit first appeared in The Missouri Review in 1996. 
Jun 01 2009
It was snowing when I left the tavern. A couple of inches had accumulated during the hour or so I’d been inside eating a fish sandwich, washing it down with a local IPA. I had just come back crom Portland, Oregon. My daughter, Gabrielle, had died there four years before.
Sep 01 1996
The Green Suit
Once upon a time — September of 1976, to be exact — I went to New York. I was twenty-three. I had a diploma from a college in the hills of eastern Tennessee, a school that until my junior year had not admitted women.