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Going Anywhere

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"Controlled, poetically laconic prose . . . a perfect distillation of the ways that grief seems unfathomably large and mysterious."—Lev Raphael, author of Rosedale in Love

"Armstrong's characters are . . . elevated to the heights of tragedy through careful attention to detail and voice."—Las Vegas Weekly

These stories occupy the space between dark realities and the fantastic
Paperback, 200 pages
Published November 4th 2014 by Leapfrog Press
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Aug 03, 2015 Damien rated it it was amazing
A lovely and painful attribute of short stories is that their brevity can create a swift jab to the gut of the reader. For me, this isn't usually the case, but when it does happen in a short story collection, one story like that can actually make me think that the entire book is phenomenal. David Armstrong's debut collection has much more than just one jab in it. It actually kind of rocked my emotions with a bombardment of jabs, several sucker punches, and at least one super brutal uppercut ...more
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Accessible literature that weaves thought provoking narratives through bold, original, and intricate characters. "Courier," "Butterscotch," "Strawman," and "Murray" shine especially brightly in this collection of distinct, yet connected stories.
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David Armstrong’s stories have won the Mississippi Review Prize, Yemassee’s William Richey Short Fiction Contest, the New South Writing Contest, and Jabberwock Review’s Prize for Fiction, among other awards. His latest stories appear in Narrative Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Best of Ohio Short Stories, and elsewhere. His collection of short stories, Going Anywhere, won ...more
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