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“Casey Pycior’s book is a terrific read and an excellent addition to the field of American letters. These stories sneak up on you and pack a wonderful punch. They are grounded in place, which provides unity to this diverse collection, but they are not limited by geography. They speak to the entire country and help us understand what it means to be an American.”—Andrew Malan Milward, author of I Was a Revolutionary
Deep in the landlocked heart of the
Midwest, the characters inThe Spoils are drowning under the weight of masculinity, paralyzed in the
grip of things left unsaid. These men are broken and breaking, struggling
to reckon with the decisions they’ve made and those they have yet to face.
Set mostly in and around Kansas, the stories in this powerful collection
explore how men perform in their jobs and personal lives, and investigate
the gray area between doing what’s best for oneself and acting a part to
make others happy.
March 2017, 5.5x8.5, 170 pp.
Casey Pycior was born and raised in Kansas City. He earned his MFA in fiction writing at Wichita State University and his PhD in creative writing at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He was awarded the Charles Johnson Fiction Prize at Crab Orchard Review, and his stories have also appeared in Beloit Fiction Journal, Midwestern Gothic, Harpur Palate, BULL, Wigleaf, and Yalobusha Review, among many others. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, with his wife and son.
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