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Against the Hidden River
"A hidden river is the perfect metaphor for Michael W. Cox's fine debut short fiction collection. These stories--ranging in setting from places like Pittsburgh to Chicago to the Virginias to Florida and populated by the likes of male prostitutes, burnt-out teachers, Indian-American college students and bi-racial male virgins--teem with hidden desires, lusts, pains, hatreds ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 156 pages
Published September 19th 2013 by MAMMOTH books
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It took me longer than usual to finish Against The Hidden River, a new volume of brutal short stories by Michael W. Cox, not because it wasn’t good, but it was an arduous journey. The book would sit on my nightstand and I’d stare at it and it would stare back, beckoning: Come read another story, Phil, and I’d think, Perhaps I’ll make another cup of tea and watch Battlestar Galactica again. It’s not like listening to Stravinsky or reading Ulysses, difficult pursuits due to their obscurity and eru ...more