Three Ways of the Saw (Paperback)

Stories

By Matt Mullins

Atticus Books, 9780983208068, 216pp.

Publication Date: February 29, 2012

List Price: 14.95*
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Description

Fiction. A startling new voice in traditional storytelling carves out a territory all its own. The vibrant prose of this debut collection ranging in both style and length from experimental and realistic to flash and longer form fiction searingly probes and dissects the idea of connection and alienation with one's self, the world and others. Always gritty, often cruel, yet quietly insightful, this jagged chain of vignettes is for readers who try to hold their thoughts together with duct tape while never quite grasping the things they just can't seem to name.

"There's a brooding, raw, rustbelt, jazzy, Motown energy that informs the sensibility and sound of this writer, fuels his prose, and gathers this collection into a compelling whole." Stuart Dybek

"This book is lit from within, the pages dunked in the holy water of booze and kerosene." Peter Markus.