May 2014: Alan Heathcock, Volt: Stories

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Alan Heathcock, Volt: StoriesSomewhere on the northern plains is the Spartan, windswept village of Krafton. It is inhabited by rough-hewn men and a resourceful woman sheriff, a former grocery clerk who's learning her job after being elected by the townspeople as a joke. Through a series of interlinked and well-calibrated short stories, Alan Heathcock shows us a rural village that is grim, ...

April 2014: Anthony Winkler, God Carlos

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Anthony Winkler, God CarlosSet in 1520, a generation after Columbus’s voyages and a time when the Spanish foothold in America was still slippery, God Carlos is the story of two protagonists: a bawdy Spanish sailor who stumbles into the Jamaican interior, and a grieving Arawak Indian in search of a God who can save his clan. Too literary to be historical fiction, and too historical to ...