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The Drought

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"On the fourth month of the second year of the drought, which brought so much despair to our community, the weatherman began to grow his beard. . . ."

So begins Miles Harvey's The Drought, the story of a weatherman who brings hope to his small city on the plains as he reports every day on the severe weather that has overtaken their lives. The weat...more
Paperback, 1st, 36 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by The Lit Pub
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Lori
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4.5 Stars - Highly Recommended
Pgs: 36 (eBook)
Publisher: The Lit Pub
Release Date: March 1, 2012

The Drought is an extremely short and compelling chapbook that The Lit Pub will be releasing next week during AWP. And if you're smart, you'll run to their booth and snatch up a copy before they sell out. You can thank me later.

How Miles Harvey manages to stuff a complete novels-worth-of-content into a 36 page story, I'll never know. The sparse language, his attention to what's...more
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NOTE: The Three Star rating was chosen not as a reflection of opinion, but because we feel that it best represents the nuanced discussion. We do not really "do" star ratings :)
BHodges
It had me from the first line to the last. Harvey's prose is as enjoyable as the overall plot. The best short story I've read this year.
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Harvey is an American journalist and author who writes for Outside Magazine, and whose national and international bestseller, The Island of Lost Maps, was named one of the top ten books of 2000 by USA Today and the Chicago Sun-Times.

An adventure-seeker with a passion for exploration and discovery, Harvey won a 2004-2005 Illinois Arts Council Award for prose and a 2007-2008 Knight-Wallace fellowshi...more
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