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"... an auspicious fiction debut from a marvelously talented writer." -- Foreword Magazine
Michael Downs, a native of Hartford, Connecticut, is the author of House of Good Hope: A Promise for a Broken City, which won the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize. A recipient of a literary fiction fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, he lives in Baltimore, Maryland, and is an assistant professor of English at Towson University.
Michael Downs does remarkable things with this book. The linked stories overlap in wonderful ways, allowing us to know more and more and more about characters we have come to know... Read morePublished on December 4, 2012 by PMc
Michael Downs has constructed a virtual novel of interconnected short stories centering on the Hartford Circus Fire of 1944. Read morePublished on December 1, 2012 by P. Wyatt