Heavy Metal

Winner of the 2016 Fiction Prize, selected by William Lychack

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Heavy Metal

Winner of the 2016 Fiction Prize, selected by William Lychack

US List Price: $17.95

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A real gut-punch of a novel, Heavy Metal sings with energy and beauty and honest abandon about grief and hope and trying to find one’s balance in an unsteady world. At a certain point [spoiler alert] the young narrator shoots a bottle out of the sky. “The glass explodes like a bottle rocket,” as he tells it, “the shards glinting in the firelight underneath the gray-lit sky.” The same can be said for this novel and family, both of which explode “like a bottle rocket, the shards glinting in the firelight underneath the gray-lit sky.”
—WILLIAM LYCHACK

Andrew Bourelle’s novel Heavy Metal was the winner of the 2016 Autumn House Press Fiction Contest. Bourelle has published numerous short stories in literary magazines and fiction anthologies, including The Best American Mystery Stories. He teaches writing at the University of New Mexico.

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