Shooting Creek and Other Stories

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Scott Loring Sanders


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Scott Loring Sanders

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Down & Out Books

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Reviews from Amazon.com "This excellent collection transcends any genre label. Ultimately, these stories are mysteries of the human heart's darkest regions. Scott Sanders is the real deal and deserves a wide and appreciative readership." --Ron Rash, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. 

"Each story is a gem in this dark, atmospheric, treasure box of a collection. Scott Loring Sanders digs deep and peers unflinching into the frail, twisted human heart, revealing its many facets and glittering truths. A stellar collection!" --Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of The Red Hunter. 

"This is a collection that will fire the imagination while raising moral and ethical issues, which is the true heart of Scott Sanders's fiction. If you're looking for something good to read, this is the book you want." --Ed Falco, author of New York Times bestselling The Family Corleone. 

"Scott Loring Sanders's stories are always rich in atmosphere, and his characters are often presented with difficult moral dilemmas. He's an author who prefers a degree of ambiguity to an easy resolution, and that makes his work thought-provoking, as well as unpredictable. Readers in search of well-written, complex suspense tales won't go wrong with a Sanders collection!" --Janet Hutchings, Editor-in-Chief, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.

"These are landscapes filled with beauty and secrets and heartache that we could have never imagined. But their hold on these complex characters is real, and touching. Herein lies the strength of Sanders's gift and why this is a book that should not only be read, but pondered and talked about."-- from Arts Fuse, the Arts Magazine of Boston

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Scott Loring Sanders allows the readers to encounter dark, gritty, and disturbing characters in Shooting Creek and Other Stories. An award-winning collection of stories brings exposes the reader to tough people in a tough world, but also real people, that struggling with difficult decisions when faced with unthinkable circumstances. The stories are as dark and disturbing as the characters who inhabit them, but there is pervasive humanness that forces the reader to empathize, and asks them to understand why people sometimes do what they do. These stories have been chosen for the Best American Mystery series, honored by The Atlantic Monthly's Student Writing Contest, and have received various other awards and honors.

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