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A collection of short stories by John Carr Walker focusing on damaged and/or healing men and their relationships with the people in their life.
Paperback, 108 pages
Published 2014 by Sunnyoutside Buffalo
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John Vanderslice
Dec 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My review of this book first appeared last winter in the online journal Heavy Feather Review. Here is a copy of my review.

It’s always a thrill to discover a new writer in his very first book-length effort. It’s also always valuable to be reminded that so much of this country’s best literature—literature with mind and heart and soul—is being released by the small presses; presses that are more often than not run by people in love with the word and not people intent on finding a copy of the lates
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Samuel Snoek-Brown
Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Repairable Men starts out simply enough, a terse story of brotherly conflict and maturity and domestic discord and the things men inherit from their fathers. But in the last paragraph the whole world shifts, signaling what the book truly is: a resonant mythology of masculinity.

You wouldn't think we needed more stories like this. Surely we have had plenty of men telling stories about men -- about our efforts at heroism and our pathetic defeats, about how hard men have it even though we live in a wo
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Small collection that packs a punch right to the nose of toxic masculinity.
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John Carr Walker's stories have been appearing in literary journals since 2007. He's the founder of Trachodon Magazine and a 2012 Fishtrap Fellow. A native of California's San Joaquin Valley, he now lives and writes full-time in Saint Helens, Oregon. Repairable Men (Sunnyoutside, 2014) is his first book.