About the Author
...I won't call him a comic writer, an absurdist, and I will not use the phrase "black humor". He writes too well and works too hard to be typed. But I will deliver this compliment, which I have considered for several months, even years. IF Haruki Murakami, Phil Dick, Kurt Vonnegut, and a North Dakota born and bred woman shared an off spring, and that offspring was a writer, his name might be Paul McCormack.
All those stories seem to verbalize a reality, in such an everyday understated way, and then they leap into a numinous, spooky world where spirit. Karma, Law and God go to work without being named--love the myth, the folksiness, love them all. This is not just Paul's world; it is the world we inhabit. How can he know these things?
-Rick Watson, Associate Poet Laureate of North Dakota