2280 Bethany Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
Joseph G. Peterson
“A terrific novel. Absorbing and fast paced. The interplay of plot, style, and theory invites the reader to engage at multiple levels.”—Sandra Gustafson, University of Notre Dame
"A fascinating, compelling read. Its taut, lean prose; its noir-like plot; and most of all, its rich, darkly detailed characters absorbed me fully."—Jacqueline Goldsby, University of Chicago
During a deadly Chicago heat wave that’s claiming hundreds of lives, Robert, who’s stuck in his apartment alone, fears he’s going to be the next victim. In the apartment above him lives a shell-shocked Vietnam veteran who talks obsessively about the corpses of his war experience while alternately listening to Die Meistersinger and Madama Butterfly.
(2009) 206 pp.
Joseph G. Peterson lives in Chicago with his wife and two daughters. He has published many short stories set in the city.
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