This book is dedicated to Galen King and Joe Sterns. It has an unnamed narrator, but a character named Galen, who grew up in the mountains near Irvine, Kentucky, appears in all the stories, and they all are set not far from there. Joe Taylor earned his Bachelor’s at the University of Kentucky and his Master’s and Doctorate at Florida State. He teaches literature at the University of West Alabama and directs their Livingston Press. This is his fourth short story collection to go with his three novels.
Montclair, New Jersey: Sagging Meniscus Press, 2019. 215 pages. Trade paperback.