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So Many True Believers gives voice to the wanton, the restless, and those hellbent on self-destruction. The Nat Mota School for at-risk youth is the nexus of Tyrone Jaeger's spiraling narrative; loosed from it is an array of characters yearning, raging, and chasing down their misguided dreams. There is Jeremy, mourning the loss of his girlfriend to a UFO cult; Harold, the ...more
Paperback, 194 pages
Published February 16th 2016 by Queen's Ferry Press
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Guy Choate
My wife had a baby after I started reading this book, and I neglected it for a few months, so it deserves another read. I enjoyed the characters, though, and would follow them the length of a novel.
Daniel Grear
Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-fiction, 2010s
A solid collection, and a plausibly-linked one at that, but, unfortunately, "So Many True Believers" suffers from being a little *too* plausible. Often times, it feels that the characters are so realistically drawn that they fail to reveal anything pithy and profound about the world. I'm all for realism, but aren't fictional beings, despite all their relateability, supposed to be at least *accidentally* insightful? When Jaeger chooses to indulge the mystical or absurd--hell, even when his charac ...more
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