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Daniel Abbott

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Daniel Abbott is the author of The Concrete (Ig Publishing 2018). His writing has appeared in Lit Hub, the Noctua Review, the Ginosko Literary Journal, and the Owen Wister Review. He lives with his family in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Daniel Abbott I had a great summer of reading! I split time catching up on my fiction reading list and doing research for the novel I'm currently working on. Some n…moreI had a great summer of reading! I split time catching up on my fiction reading list and doing research for the novel I'm currently working on. Some notable fiction that stands out: 1. A Lucky Man by Jamel Brinkley 2. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. 3. There There by Tommy Orange. 4. Lincoln on the Bardo by George Saunders. My research reading was mostly on cannabis culture and politics--no one book stands out, but all of them fed me in some way. Book listings and ratings can be seen on my reading challenge page.(less)
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“The little girl who loved her father more than anything in the world is gone. Who survived has survived wolves.”
Daniel Abbott, The Concrete

“It’s like she’s floating inside of herself, in the dark, and whatever hasn’t already emptied inside her is emptying now...”
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“The delivery room is cold and it has a view of the city. A view of smokestacks and snow-kissed rooftops. An industrial grid of squares that seem to go on for miles. And the snowflakes have wings. Big white butterflies suspended in air. The kind kids like to catch on their tongues.”
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“There’s something tragic about the way the moonlight hits her. It’s like tonight is hers. The black sky looking down and shaking its head. Another one lost to this wicked world.”
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“Because the worst hurt in the world is losing your father’s love. The worst hurt in the world is watching his eyes change when he looks at you. When the marriage trudges forward but the family gets divorced. And your mother can’t stand you for telling on her. And your father resents you for being the one who found out. And they both, in their own ways, move on without you.”
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“He knows nothing of those dark roads she’s travelled, those dark deeds she’s done, the doors she’s locked her innocence in. That Joy Green is gone. Those keys are lost. Jackie loves a memory, that’s all, and what good did love ever do anybody anyway.”
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“Iggy had only heard whispers, but the truth isn’t something bellowed—the truth is found in the wind, in the cracks of the concrete, in the eyes of people not saying a word, not trying to plead their case. The truth is silent and loud. And the truth about Cesar Bolden is if you cross him you come up missing, no evidence, no leads, you end up gone like you were never there at all.”
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“This is no quick fix. There is no Band-aid big enough for his life.”
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Chaya Bhuvaneswar Hi Daniel, I am outreaching all 88 of my Goodreads friends (also you're an Aevitas colleague!) and asking if they'd like a free review copy of my forthcoming short story collection WHITE DANCING ELEPHANTS. Hope so much you'll be in touch if you'd like one. chayabhuvaneswar.com contact form and just mark the subject 'REVIEW COPY REQUEST" or you can also request one from the publisher website DZANCBOOKS.ORG.
Thanks for sharing your recs...once this tempest of publicity is done with I so look forward to sitting down w/ some coffee and the books on your list and just being quiet and reading! xo Chaya


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