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“A terrific novel. Absorbing and fast paced. The interplay of plot, style, and theory invites the reader to engage at multiple levels.”—Sandra Gustafson, University of Notre Dame
"A fascinating, compelling read. Its taut, lean prose; its noir-like plot; and most of all, its rich, darkly detailed characters absorbed me fully."—Jacqueline Goldsby, University of Chicago
Joseph G. Peterson lives in Chicago with his wife and two daughters. He has published many short stories set in the city.
Beautiful Piece is unlike anything else I've ever read, and I kept thinking as I read that it's an urban opera, a guitar riff, a spiritual chant, all three intertwined (and more). Read morePublished on August 16, 2011 by Hilary L. Barnes
An explosive literary cocktail that suggests equal parts Nelson Algren and Flann O'Brien with a dash of Hammett! Read morePublished on November 1, 2009 by Pio Barajas
This is an exceedingly good story. You ARE in the Chicago heat alone. Alone with your worries. Alone with your doubts. Your mortality. Your worth. Your inadequacies. Read morePublished on October 21, 2009 by R. Hajj