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All Hands On: A THE2NDHAND Reader

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  15 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
An anthology of works published in the THE2NDHAND (Chicago's broadsheet and online magazine for new writing), ALL HANDS ON straddles the line separating the traditional and the new, its pages a mini tug-of-war between beautiful, campfire-style storytelling and high voltage experimentation.
Paperback, 246 pages
Published June 28th 2004 by Elephant Rock Books (first published 2004)
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Jason Jordan
Oct 03, 2008 Jason Jordan rated it really liked it
First and foremost, you must know that All Hands On, THE2NDHAND's latest release, is a great read. The large compilation features a myriad of authors from all over the country, and a few contributors hail from Chicago, which is the base for the broadsheet and online publication edited by Todd Dills. All Hands On is divided into five sections; the impeccable organization found within is one of the finer aspects of the book. "Think Like a Mountain" contains "near-speculative extremes in content an ...more
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I enjoyed most of the writing included in this compilation. But I especially enjoyed the story by elizabeth crane, I was laughing out loud.
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Todd Dills is the author of a novel (Sons of the Rapture, Featherproof 2006) and the 2013 Triumph of the Ape short-story collection. He's also the editor, publisher and founder of Nashville-based occasional book and online lit publisher THE2NDHAND (, for which he edited too book-length collections of short fiction, "All Hands On," published in 2004 and 2011, respectively. ...more
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