Sat, 06/12/2010 – 9:00pm
Richard Wirick’s new collection of interconnected short stories, Kicking In (Soft Skull), takes the drug war out of the context of the ‘fringe element,’ and shines a light on another variety of user: the Valium-fogged attorney, the morphine-addled Gulf War orderly, and others for whom depressants and stimulants are necessary for functioning, if in a marginalized way. “Wirick’s stories are powerful, evocative tales rife with dark beauty. His characters, whether at work or at war, or just making it on the jagged margins of society, jump off the page and into your head—this is high-octane stuff.”- Thomas Kelly.
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Kicking in: Stories (Paperback)
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Published: Soft Skull Press, 05/01/2010