There may never be justice for the crimes committed by family. Most often there is no court to challenge a family’s denial of any number or nature of transgressions. And when the victim is rendered silent, as Foy’s loquacious narrator feels, by this non-admission and history can go on being written by the aggressor, the winner, what then?
The entries are vulnerable, funny, and present a true to life mindset of a woman in her early twenties: A woman who deals with heartbreak, growing up, death, jobs, and the perils of a mouse-infested house.
Dana Cann has crafted three intricately twined narratives about people whose shared sense of grief brings them together and tears them apart, allowing the reader with an almost voyeuristic look at the coping methods of three very different, very damaged people.
War of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel that Stunned the Nation by John Sedgwick 480 pages Berkley, 2015 $17.00 ISBN-13: 978-1592409693 Alexander Hamilton was one of the primary […]
Retire the Colors: Veterans & Civilians on Iraq & Afghanistan Edited by Dario DiBattista 186 Pages Hudson Whitman, 2016 ISBN: 978-1-944079-07-9 Unless one is combat trained and experienced, what […]
The Obligatory Garnish Argument by Meg Ronan Springgun Press, 2014 $16.00 ISBN: 978-0-9832218-8-3 I don’t know why I read poetry. It rarely instructs or informs; it frequently complicates before it […]
The Best Small Fictions 2016 Stuart Dybek, Guest Editor Tara L. Masih, Series Editor 148 Pages Queens Ferry Press, 2016 ISBN-13: 978-1938466748 Like many “Best of” style anthologies, the strength […]
The Boys of Dunbar: A Story of Love, Hope, and Basketball by Alejandro Danois 288 pages Simon & Schuster, 2016 ISBN:978-1451666977 I know it’s a cliche, but I found it […]
Every turn of the page feels almost like a hangnail catching the silk of a stocking.
Theodore Wheeler has a knack for place. The stories in his debut collection, Bad Faith, paint a picture of small towns and dingy lifestyles, rich with details of location that never feel overly wrought.