“The fissures in these stories are both wounds and avenues of escape, deftly wrought and lit with a sly humor that doesn’t force itself on anyone.” – Eddy Pendarvis. These fourteen stories are mostly set in West Virginia - the author was born and raised in Mink Shoals. "Timothy Dodd is a promising new talent in Appalachian writing. Coming onto the scene with a fresh but assured voice, the stories in Fissures are sure to impress readers with their maturity and clear-eyed perceptions of the world as it is today. There is nothing precious here, only the truth about a place that is often maligned or misunderstood. Timothy Dodd gets it, and he gets it right. I look forward to reading much more from him as he makes his mark in contemporary writing about the mountains." ~Charles Dodd White. Timothy Dodd currently teaches ESL in Philadelphia.
Huron, Ohio: Bottom Dog Press, 2019. 149 pages. Trade paperback.