Fondly: Two NovellasFondly: Two Novellas

**Voted one of the Best Books of 2013 by Daniel Levin Becker at**

“It takes some audacity to print a cover like this, an audacity that is adeptly matched by the prose inside.” – Rain Taxi

“Winnette’s writing delivers an emotional punch followed by a discreet wink.” – Foreword Reviews

“Two separate exercises in absurdism…Gainesville moves like a serial killer in a getaway car…in contrast to In One Story, the Two Sisters’ episodic cartoon form…where the situations are an endless, whimsical adventure to read.” – Metazen

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The Law of Strings

“Gillis’s is an intellectual voice. The thought and research he lavishes on his stories ooze from the text, giving his work a Richard Powers-like fascination with the nuances of science and technology.”
The Los Angeles Review

“Beautiful, slightly strange, surreal little stories … some so poetic it makes your teeth hurt to read them, they’re so sweetly perfect.” – Insatiable Booksluts

“Recommended for readers for whom the conventional just won’t do – and who aren’t afraid of heights.”
– Books, Personally

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“A fast, complex, exhilarating roadster ride through history and time…Kino is an intoxicating Euro-brew, written with enormous skill and dedication.”
— Frederick Barthelme

“This is an elegant book, wrapping the core of a thriller in ideas that play with literary and semiotic conventions…Jürgen Fauth has a confident touch and is worth watching in the future.”
— David Marshall, reviewer, San Francisco Book Review

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Three Ways of the Saw

“‎Mullins, in a fresh and unforgettable voice and writing style, has reached across the human condition, exposing the sinew that holds us together, even while it hopelessly, inevitably shreds.”
Foreword book-of-the-year finalist

“A brooding, raw, rustbelt, jazzy, Motown energy informs the sensibility and sound of this writer, fuels his prose, and gathers this collection into a compelling whole.”
– Stuart Dybek, author of I Sailed With Magellan

“Matt Mullins deserves to be read. He will become an important part of our literary world. – Grady Harp

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An End to All Things: Stories by Jared Yates Sexton

“Marginalized, ignored middle-class Midwesterners; compassionately-created characters…frustrated by situations beyond their control…Sexton is successful in earnestly capturing their futile grasps at agency.”
Publishers Weekly

“The minimalist style of Sexton’s prose, like that of Carver and Hemingway, belies the complex relationships that comprise [t]his interesting reflection on changing roles and values in our society…an excuse for a party.”
The Los Angeles Review

“[With] invigorating writing that avoids a purely nihilistic tone…and truly explores mankind’s sense of the unknown, Sexton pushes through the monotonous bullshit to true beauty.”
The Literary Man

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The Tall Tale of Tommy Twice: A Novel by Nathan Leslie

“[A] whimsical story full of magic and exaggeration worthy of Mark Twain or Washington Irving.”
– Charles Rammelkamp, Chamber Four

“A laugh-riot, page after page of yuks, high-minded absurdity, and Ionesco-worthy wackiness.”
– Lee K. Abbott, All Things, All at Once: New & Selected Stories

“One of the truly exciting writers of his generation.” — Richard Burgin, founder and editor, Boulevard

“Bizarre, sad, cruel, funny, horrible, [and] always surprising–Nathan Leslie channeling The Brothers Grimm.”
— Lynda Schor, Seduction

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The Bee-Loud Glade by Steve Himmer

“Himmer’s debut novel evokes Chekhov, Thoreau, Fowles, and others…” – Publishers Weekly

“A thoughtful, funny, tender novel full of memorable characters and heart-stilling moments.” – Pank Magazine

“An allegorical novel that seems eerily contemporary. Thoreau meets Ballard, meets Huysmans and many more.” – Tom McCarthy, author of Remainder and C

“[A] fascinating crossroads in American Literature…” – Plumb

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Nazareth, North Dakota and Apostle Islands, a farcical retelling of The New Testament by Tommy Zurhellen

“Universally timeless and contemporary … If Jesus needs new PR, this is one imaginative possibility.”
Publishers Weekly starred review of Apostle Islands

“[A]n epic tale…” – New York Journal of Books

“[A]n excellent book from a promising new voice in literature.”
– Small Press Reviews on Nazareth, North Dakota

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Fight for Your Long Day by Alex Kudera

Fight for Your Long Day by Alex Kudera

“Th[is] marvelous debut is worthy of a place on the same bookshelf as Lucky Jim and A Confederacy of Dunces…Kudera is the real deal.” – Ron Rash, award-winning author

“A fast-paced story, told with humor at every turn … the kind of novel one learns from and rallies behind. Eyebrow-raising and wry, Kudera’s take on the ivory tower certainly makes it look less pearly white.” – Foreword Reviews

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The Great Lenore by J M Tohline

The Great Lenore by JM Tohline

“Beautiful in the same way that J.D. Salinger’s books are beautiful.” – New York Journal of Books

“A page-turner that introduces the literary world to an author with a clear and profound appreciation for the American literary canon.” – Small Press Reviews

“The young writer’s talents are so apparent that the reader has little interest in reading a second-rate Fitzgerald, preferring a first-rate Tohline, instead.” – The Los Angeles Review

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The Snow Whale by John Minichillo

The Snow Whale by John Minichillo

“Wonderfully inventive … a delightful tale that is subtle and outrageous in equal measure.”
Publishers Weekly

“A funny debut novel … wry, dry, pure hilarity all around.” – Los Angeles Times

“Part satire, part mythic romance, The Snow Whale, like its namesake, is a unique creation.”
– Jaimy Gordon, author, Lord of Misrule

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Tracks by Eric D. Goodman

Tracks by Eric D. Goodman

“[A] compelling novel.” – Foreword Reviews

“A most cunningly crafted tale.” – Madison Smartt Bell, author of All Souls’ Rising

“[A] born storyteller.” – New York Journal of Books

“An exciting talent.” – Thomas Steinbeck, author of Down to a Soundless Sea

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Hoopty Time Machines
Hoopty Time Machines
Fairy Tales for Grown Ups
Christopher DeWan
Story/Flash Fiction Collection
ISBN: 978-0-9915469-6-1
An Atticus Trade Paperback Original
Publication date: September 2016

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This mosaic collection will open up a hundred little forgotten pockets inside your imagination. Each micro fiction is a rapid journey to a fantastical place, with at least as many origin myths as stories–46 flashes in all springing from the author’s lifelong obsession with fairy tales.

Hoopty Time Machines recreates some of the feelings you may have had as a young reader, where anything’s possible in a story, where anything might be lurking under the bed. A lot of these stories are about disillusioned people desiring escape. People who wish for more magic in their lives. People who actually want to find monsters under their bed.

From Bogeyman reunions and voodoo dolls to an introspective Superman and godly affairs, this mix of wistful domestic fabulism tossed into the daily grind of modern existence is sure to make you reconsider your childhood fables and recast them with an altogether different set of heroes and villains.


Hoopty Time Machines is much like a bag of M&M’s, in that it’s nearly impossible, once you’ve opened it, not to consume it down to the last morsel, and fast. It is less like a bag of M&M’s in that you never know what you’ll find beneath the candy coating and the chocolate: a peanut or an amphetamine, a rosary bead or a thumbtack.”
– Kevin Brockmeier, author of The Brief History of the Dead

“Reading the stories in Christopher DeWan’s Hoopty Time Machines is the experiential equivalent of standing on a cliff breathing in the rich and glinting air coming off a long-travelled ocean. Each piece, though short and often punchy, brims over with cool, crisp sentences and unexpected depth. From stories of fairy tale heroines lost in the suburbs, to the more reflective, poetic side of Godzilla, to the poignant habits of the last man on earth, the brilliant waves keep coming. There’s a tang to it, unsettling humour, a wiseness, implacability–and a hint of danger. In short, Hoopty Time Machines is a book that will fill you with a sense of the oceanic. Breathe it in.”
– Helen McClory, author of On the Edges of Vision

Hoopty Time Machines is a wide-ranging tour of lives … sometimes funny, often tragic, usually bizarre, and always interesting.”
– Ramona Ausubel, author of Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty and No One is Here Except All of Us


Christopher DeWan has published more than forty short stories in journals including A cappella Zoo, Bartleby Snopes, Jersey Devil Press, JMWW, Juked, Necessary Fiction, Passages North, and wigleaf. He has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. Learn more at

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