Sweetgirl by Travis Mulhauser

Carletta James is missing again. This isn’t exactly a surprise to her 16 year old daughter Percy. Carletta is a meth addict whose knack for surviving things she shouldn’t is unparalleled. This time, though, Percy is worried. A winter storm of biblical proportions is bearing down on Cutler County, Michigan, and it’s one a strungContinue reading “Sweetgirl by Travis Mulhauser”

Bleakness Is My Weakness.

“Happiness is but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain.” It may surprise no one that I like my fiction dark with a side of grinding poverty, execution, murder, miscarriage, and animal genitalia related injuries – you know, general death, violence, and misery. Maybe a few dashed dreams here and there. No wonderContinue reading “Bleakness Is My Weakness.”

Cry Father by Benjamin Whitmer

Every once in a while you read a book that you absolutely love – seriously, it may be the best thing I’ve read all year – and have no one to recommend it to. Cry Father is not a book for everybody. It’s not even for most people. I’m honestly not sure who it is for. BecauseContinue reading “Cry Father by Benjamin Whitmer”