The Big Door Prize | Book Review

The Big Door Prize | Book Review

The Big Door Prize by M.O. Walsh ISBN: 9780735218482 G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Sep. 8, 2020 384 Pages, $27.00 My first conversation with M.O. Walsh happened on the phone in 2017, me traveling in Uruguay, he working in New Orleans. The call dropped with a crazy...
Return to Tims Creek | Book Review

Return to Tims Creek | Book Review

If I Had Two Wings: Stories by Randall Kenan ISBN: 1324005467 Norton, Aug 4, 2020 224 Pages, $25.95 Like James Baldwin, Randall Kenan’s contribution to the world of letters is enhanced by the ways that his fiction and nonfiction come into rich dialogue with each...
A Mother’s Gift | Fiction

A Mother’s Gift | Fiction

Auntie Lu was drunk. It was a sloppy, uncontrolled inebriation, a stumble off the edge of propriety rather than a purposeful dive. Not that anyone was here to judge her, not tonight. After all, allowances had to be made when a woman lost her sister. The rest of Vida’s...
The Days Without Time | Fiction

The Days Without Time | Fiction

In Myrtle Beach during the early summer of 2017, heretofore identified only as the days without time, my friends took to laughing at mini golf courses with water spurting from the mouths of enamel-coated dragons, vacated beachwear warehouses still boasting names like...