The Brick Murder (Paperback)

A Tragedy and Other Stories

By Kurt Ayau

Livingston Press (AL), 9781604890693, 189pp.

Publication Date: June 10, 2011



Fiction. Winner of the Tartt First Fiction Award, THE BRICK MURDER is a funnily tragic collection of stories that always borders on wondrously correct incorrectness. A manic and angered sub-sub-librarian learns about cultural differences from a manic and angered patron. A junior faculty member gets paid to befriend a senior star philandering poet. Three kids and a rabbi discover the awful truth that God really is a process God. A token black man Bob the Negro accomplishes revenge in his work place at a price. And, a brick plays a momentous part in a tragedy. This collection comes one short of a dozen, but nothing short in its style and reach.