Tracy Knight's short fiction has been lauded by critics and audiences across the country. Five Star is pleased to present his first novel, The Astonished Eye, about the heartland of America, its people, both real and imagined, and its hopes and dreams. When a UFO crash-lands in Elderton, Illinois, which reporter should The Astonished Eye, one of the country's most infamous tabloid newspapers, send to investigate? Why, Ben Savitch, of course. After all, he was born in this backwater town and that might just give him the edge when it comes to finding the truth. And he might finally realize a shot-glass of fame and meaning in his otherwise lackluster career. But what starts as a search for the perfect tabloid story quickly transforms into something more momentous than Savitch ever could have imagined.
Tracy Knight, his wife Sharon, and three feline life forms live in rural west-central Illinois, where he works as a clinical psychologist and university professor.