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BRUCE MACHART is the author of The Wake of Forgiveness. His fiction has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Glimmer Train, Story, One Story and elsewhere, and has been anthologized in Best Stories of the American West. A graduate of the MFA program at Ohio State University, Machart is Assistant Professor of English at Bridgewater State University, and he lives in Hamilton, Massachusetts.
Reminiscent of Ray Carver and Daniel Woodrell. Evocative settings in Houston and east Texas catch a variety of men, young and not-so-young, dealing with loss (or the recognition of... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Parrish Glover
I enjoyed the book, but was somewhat put off by the recurrent theme of dogs dying. Seemed like the message was, "this is all that makes men sad. Read morePublished on June 27, 2013 by Lirpa63
The stories contain fairly gruesome passages and blood-soaked descriptions, that is true, but there is a kind of redeeming humanity that lurks behind most of the male characters. Read morePublished on February 1, 2013 by RhodeIsland 1969
Bruce Machart has held a lot of jobs in his life, mainly blue collar macho jobs like working oil rigs and working in refineries in the Houston area, and this machismo is on display... Read morePublished on January 14, 2013 by Sesho
Fans expecting a repeat of Machart's beautifully written "In the Wake of Forgiveness" are in for a completely different read. Different does not mean not as good. Read morePublished on January 2, 2013 by R. Lee Barrett
I selected this book from the vine program because I absolutely loved Machart's "In the Wake of Forgiveness." It was dark and moody but so incredibly well written. Read morePublished on May 17, 2012 by Living it up
Hot damn, this is some good writin'! I read Machart's first book, "The Wake of Forgiveness," and loved it, and this one is just as well written and thoughtful as his first, albeit... Read morePublished on May 16, 2012 by Trish
In an age where if you are a male and you tell a woman---not your wife/girlfriend/mistress-- that she looks nice you open yourself up to a charge of sexual harassment, in an age... Read morePublished on April 20, 2012 by Kevin Tipple
(3 & 1/2 stars)
In the stories contained in Bruce Machart's collection Men in the Making, babies die. Dogs are killed and possums die. Read more