SSR: Cowboy Maloney’s Electric City by Michael Bible

23 Oct

Cowboy Maloney’s Electric City
Michael Bible
Dark Sky Books, 88 pages, $10

A tiny book packed with possibilities, in that lovely way like a deck of cards shuffled and slowly turned over, revealing Maloney’s wacky and wild world, Bible unfolds his stories with crisp sentences and details that paint beyond their word count.

Read this rad excerpt:

There is an illness in this part of the country that makes happily married men get up and leave their houses. Sometimes they walk to the next town, forget who they are and start new families. Once, after a sledding accident, I saw a man dying in the waiting room. He got off the bus by himself with an awful head wound, blood down his face. There was a magazine with a tiger on the cover. He picked it up. He set it back down.

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