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Saints + Sinners New Fiction from the Festival 2013

4.38  ·  Rating Details  ·  8 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
An anthology of short fiction featuring the finalist selections from the 2013 Saints + Sinners Literary Festival.
Published May 1st 2013 by Bold Strokes Books
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Mark Lancaster
Rather a mixed bag, but I liked it. I read the first story in the volume, Vince Sgambati's What Took You So Long? and wondered why on earth it was only a runner-up? Sgambati has written a really engaging tale and one where the protagonists are *gasp* in their fifties! One thing I really liked about the whole anthology was that it had a mix of stories featuring gay men, lesbians - even transgender folk! (What is the world coming to? It's Sodom and Gomorrah, I tell you!). Nick and Merrill are the ...more
Nathan Sims
Feb 10, 2014 Nathan Sims rated it really liked it
Saint + Sinners 2013 offers an eclectic smorgasbord, each story rich in description and characterization. Really, a very good anthology and an enjoyable read. Standouts to me included Sandra Gail Lambert’s “In a Chamber of My Heart” which had me weeping for the beauty of the narrative and her main character’s charm and wit as she faced death, “Stained Glass” by Karis Walsh, whose two characters were as damaged and interesting to read as the graphic novel they created together, and ‘Nathan Burgoi ...more
Nathan Burgoine
Jun 01, 2013 Nathan Burgoine rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
"What Took You So Long?" by Vince Sgambati

This story opens the anthology (and was a contest runner up) with a wonderful sense of empathy. Nick is a man who has nothing really left who has been handed a home following the death of an aunt he didn't really know at all. Coming to the place opens him up to realizations of his own life - and how much of his life is now empty - and then he crosses paths with Merrill, a man who bemuses Nick and gives Nick something he truly needs: a fresh take.

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Sassafras Lowrey
Jul 04, 2014 Sassafras Lowrey rated it really liked it
i love saints & sinners - i attended the 2013 conference, made incredible friendships and connections. this book reminds me of my time in new orleans
Jul 04, 2014 Abate rated it it was amazing
it hepls to clear your conscience about everything
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