Against the Hidden River
Author: Cox, Michael
Sept 2013; 156 pages
Fiction. The stories in Against the Hidden River,
Michael W. Cox's debut short fiction collection, are
"populated by the likes of male prostitutes, burnt-out
teachers, Indian-American college students and bi-racial
male virgins [who] teem with hidden desires, lusts,
pains hatreds and defiant resignations."—Kevin C.
"These are bold stories of a tonic moral
clarity, told with a vernacular verve and a confident
disregard for passing literary fashions."—Gary Lutz
"These are great stories."—Cathy Day
The Kid that Even the Dogs Didn't Like
Author: Halliday, Ray
Pub Date: Sept 2013; 74 pages
and canny, familiar and queer, accessible and resistant,
Ray Halliday's short stories evoke a nostalgia bereft of
sentimentality, a loneliness without despair, and a good
humor that always leaves us more than a little uneasy.
Intensely interested in literary minimalism, Halliday
calls up shades of Richard Brautigan and Russell Edson,
but nevertheless scouts new paths for that venerable
tradition." Dave Kress"
Author: Kress, Dave
Sept 2010; 534 pages
Fiction. Hush is a novel in which Good vs. Evil = Good +
Evil. It traces one character's (Reanne's) struggles for
personal redemption as well as her effort to overcome
both the limits of language—of which all religion is
made—to find a space in which the unsayable may,
blessedly, remain unsaid.
Author: Nesset, Kirk
Pub Date: Jul 2009; 108 pages
"In these stories, we remember our lives are indeed a
sequence of moments, with their distinct and defining
characteristics: they're like polaroids from a personal
apocalypse. There is a navigational alchemy in this
work, a mastery of subject and craft." —Kate
Author: Moore, Dinty W.
Pub Date: Jan 2006 Rev. New Ed.; 158 pages
Fiction. Short Stories.
With subjects ranging from gun-wielding therapists to
drunk taxidermists, Moore's exploration of human nature
in both its humdrum and its hilarity surely reflects his
work experience as a documentary filmmaker, professional
modern dancer, wire service journalist, and zookeeper.
His prose is sharp, his characters endearing, and his
wit always on target. Moore's other books included The
Emporer's Virtual Clothes and The Accidental Buddhist.
The Hummingbird Corporation: Stories
Author: Heyen, William
Pub Date: 2003, 2005; 224 pages
"William Heyen's brief
fictions are themselves hummingbirds: they hover, then
disappear into Emily Dickinson's 'route of evanescence.'
But when we look up from their pages, we still feel
their splatter and/or sense their iridescence in our
The Meaning of Lunch
Author: Leone, Dan
Pub Date: 2000; 257 pages
Winner of the 1998 Mammoth Books fiction award, The
Meaning of Lunch is Dan Leone's second book. His work
has appeared in the Paris Review, The Antioch Review,
The Quarterly, and New Stories from the South;
he writes the Cheap Eats column and short fiction
for the San Francisco Bay Guardian. "Dan Leone
gives us every wonderful thing that can be said of
Charm, Miracle, Tenderness, Passion, Whimsy, Passion,