Years from now, America is slowly collapsing. Crops are drying up and oil is running out. People flee cities for the countryside, worsening the drought and opening the land to crime. Amid this decay and strife, war veteran David Parrish fights to keep his family and farm together. However, the murder of a local child opens old wounds, forcing him to confront his own nature on a hunt through dust storms and crumbling towns for the killer.
Revelatory. — William Wright, Chicago Book Review
Well-written and possibly prophetic. — Tammy McCartney, San Franscisco Book Review
Shonkwiler’s words are brilliantly poetic—quiet creepers that seem stark and undecorated on the surface, but the lines hum with underlying emotion. — Leah Angstman, Los Angeles Review of Books
Eric Shonkwiler’s writing has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Millions, [PANK] Magazine, and Midwestern Gothic. He was born and raised in Ohio, received his MFA from The University of California Riverside, and has lived and worked in every contiguous U.S. time zone.
Follow Eric on Twitter: @eshonkwiler
Dane Elcar is a writer and audiobook narrator with fiction appearing in Puerto del Sol and Fiddleblack. He is a regular contributor to the Fiddleblack Podcast, and most recently you may hear him read his short story, "The Sespe." He is finishing his first novel.
Follow Dane on Twitter: @DaneElcar