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Daniel Abbott

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Daniel Abbott is the author of the novel The Concrete and the co-author (Razel Jones) of the collaborative memoir WOUNDS. His writing has appeared in Lit Hub, the Noctua Review, the Ginosko Literary Journal, and the Owen Wister Review. He has a BA in Writing from Grand Valley State University and an MFA in Fiction from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Daniel lives with his family in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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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...”
Daniel Abbott, The Concrete

“He starts to tell Isaac about his sobriety, but something stops him. Like if he speaks the words aloud he’ll jinx it. Like he’ll piss his demons off and they’ll come lurking about, reenergized, and give him another beating.”
Daniel Abbott, The Concrete

“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.”
Daniel Abbott, The Concrete

“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.”
Daniel Abbott, The Concrete

“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.”
Daniel Abbott, The Concrete

“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.”
Daniel Abbott, The Concrete
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“This is no quick fix. There is no Band-aid big enough for his life.”
Daniel Abbott, The Concrete




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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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