Issue: October 15, 2014
Spouses & Other Crimes
Coburn, Andrew (Author)
Oct 2014. 156 p. Stark House, paperback, $15.95. (9781933586694).
— David Pitt
Praise for Spouses & Other Crimes
“Compulsively readable…so good it’s almost criminal.”
“With Spouses & Other Crimes, Andrew Coburn proves my long held belief that whether he’s writing crime fiction or literary fiction, he is a major American writer, a stylist and social observer of the first rank.”
—Ed Gorman, the “Sam McCain” series
“A wonderful collection, gritty and sublime. Andrew Coburn’s sure touch captures all that it means to be fully engaged in life. In his characters’ pitch-perfect voices, you hear intensity, pleasure and raw emotion.
—Mary McGarry Morris, Songs in Ordinary Time; Light from a Distant Star
“Blunt, quirky, knowing, always unsettling, Coburn’s stories are as authentic as fiction gets. Places well known and long gone, losses sudden and slow, the inexplicable actions of everyday people struggling in a nonsensical world stay with you each time you put the book down until you pick it up again, which you assuredly will do.”
—R. C. Binstock, Tree of Heaven, The Soldier and, most recently, Swift River
“These stories are mordantly funny, scathing and wise. The women characters, particularly, have an unblinkered view of their lives that is refreshingly unsentimental and adult. No happy endings here, just perfect ones.”
—Michael Nava, The City of Palaces