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By Josh Green,Andy Kurzen

Do you actually be aware of your buddies, the United States? glance back. glance nearer. This darkly comedian brief tale assortment specializes in usual humans stuck in all demeanour of conundrums, fiascoes, and felony dilemmas, a lot of it their very own stinking fault. Set normally in Atlanta (capital of the "Dirty South"), Dirtyville Rhapsodies positive aspects daily individuals who conquer vice and private tragedy, scoundrels so foul they allure information headlines, and the wayward souls who locate salvation in society's crevasses. a few of them will weave that means from pratfalls, devastating loss, and downright stupidity. and a few won't.

'Best summer season seashore Reads 2013' Men's future health journal (reviewed along Stephen King and Dan Brown, could 2013).
Finalist for the St. Lawrence ebook Award.
Gwinnett day-by-day submit (author function, may well 2013).
Atlanta journal (review, August 2013).

"This assortment sounds like a contemporary American local. right here stands a narrative with a mystery. There stands a narrative with a lacking baby. Up the block lives the narcissist weight-lifter and, a couple of homes over, a pair off on a honeymoon that adjustments every thing. Josh eco-friendly studies from the literary native land with a lion's center and a gradual hand. This nice booklet belongs at the shelf with the other assortment released in fresh years."

Charles McNair of Paste Magazine

"Dirtyville Rhapsodies is a gorgeous, rollercoaster experience of a booklet. relax and prepare to have the pinnacle of your head ripped fresh off."

Robert Rebein, writer of Dragging Wyatt Earp

"Dirtyville Rhapsodies combines a sharp-eyed satirical verve with pathos and compassion. those richly saw tales navigate the customarily bewildering terrain of latest the US, from the hallucinatory fact of breastfeeding clinics to the spandex paradise of club gyms. Josh eco-friendly has a very good take hold of of the rhythms of lifestyle, and his sustained verbal inventiveness brings a compelling strength to this amazing collection."

Dr. Patrick Hayes
writer of J. M. Coetzee and the Novel
St. John's university, Oxford University

"That tragedy and comedy pass hand-in-hand is implicitly understood and utilized by Mr. eco-friendly to greatest impression: whilst the humor comes--and there's plenty--it is of the quality to make a reader on a public bench flip to a stranger and grin. The tales in Dirtyville Rhapsodies demonstrate an already maturing expertise and are an outstanding credits to the genre."

James Manlow
writer of Attraction
Bournemouth, England

"Characters in Josh Green's tales are, to echo Shakespeare's Brutus, 'bound in shallows and in miseries,' yet that isn't all they're. they are greater than the sum in their sorrows, greater than by-products of loss and unfulfilled wish. Green's crackling, true-hearted prose permits us to work out at the back of the occasionally hilariously sorrowful curtains of his heroes' challenging lives and re-discover for ourselves the doubtless redemptive energy of empathy."

Tom Noyes
writer of Spooky motion at a Distance and different tales and Behold religion and
different Stories

"My favourite piece in [Lake impact, quantity thirteen] is 'Twenty-First Century Itch' through Josh eco-friendly. the tale begins with twangy type of dialect I feared may overwhelm the narrative circulate, yet i used to be pleasantly shocked at Green's skill to dial the method again while acceptable, permitting an enthralling and unhappy tale to unfold... Any tale approximately this sort of subject runs the chance of being overly sentimental, yet eco-friendly handles it deftly."

Robbie Dressler, Pacific University

"Josh Green's sharp, in-the-moment prose captures common emotions in a state of affairs either mundane and bizarre. 'Blood Allies' is a brief, effective learn in brotherhood and insanity."

Eastown Fiction evaluate of "Blood Allies"

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