Heartland Calamitous highlighted by the Chicago Review of Books

10 Small Press Story Collections You Might Have Missed

December 10, 2020

Michael Credico‘s debut short story collection Heartland Calamitous has been included on the Chicago Review of Books’s list of 10 Small Press Story Collections You Might Have Missed. Here’s what they had to say about his collection:

Writers like Lydia Davis and Amy Hempel have made their careers on the fine-tuned art of flash fiction, but you won’t find anything like their delicate aphorisms in these pages. Like the Coen brothers by way of Samuel Beckett with a zombie or two thrown in for good measure, Michael Credico’s clipped style and deadpan humor mimics and complicates the “Midwestern nice” that flyover country is infamous for, blazing new trails all his own.

We’re grateful to the Chicago Review of Books for featuring Heartland Calamitous. Check out the full list of not-to-miss collections here.

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