by Martin Ott


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The stories of men, women and children are put under the spotlight as the difficult questions are asked and answered in Interrogations. The characters face themselves and their shadows in a series of intense stories published in top literary magazines such as Cimarron Review, The Literary Review, The Los Angeles Review, Nimrod, Sou'wester, and Zone 3.

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ISBN-13: 9781942515425
Publisher: Fomite
Publication date: 01/31/2016
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Born in Alaska and raised in Michigan, Martin Ott served as an interrogator in U.S. Army military intelligence.

He moved to Los Angeles to attend the Masters of Professional Writing Program at USC, and often writes about his adopted city, including in the novel The Interrogator's Notebook (currently being pitched by Paradigm as a TV pilot) and poetry books Captive, De Novo Prize Winner, C&R Press and Underdays, Sandeen Prize Winner, University of Notre Dame Press (Fall 2015).

Social and political themes are prevalent in all of his books, particularly Poets' Guide to America and Yankee Broadcast Network, coauthored with John F. Buckley, Brooklyn Arts Press and his short story collection, Interrogations, Fomite Press (Spring 2016).

His Writeliving blog - - has been read by more than 25,000 people in 100+ countries. More at

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Interrogations 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Protozoan More than 1 year ago
I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. This book is a compilation of many interesting stories about different struggles of people (these stories are not true). I’m not sure what I was expecting when I picked up this book. I thought that it was a handful of long stories but there are several stories, some are longer than others. These stories are not suitable for children; they are mainly for adults. They involve some disturbing cycling habits of people trying to deal with their situations in life and their ever-changing emotions. I thought it was interesting because the roller coaster of emotions in various situations in life were very real. I’m not sure if many readers would agree but I thought they were what many humans could have gone through. I’ve known many people that have felt these hard, confusing and conflicting feelings in similar situations of the characters. This, was the most intriguing part of the whole book; the characters handling challenging life circumstances that will either make a character confront or ignore the tough problems in their own way. Mr. Ott’s writing was very descriptive. His descriptions of the thoughts of his characters flowed well and helped me understand the driving force in the characters. It was easy getting to know him or her and each individual was complex in his/her own way. I felt like I knew them. Not that I liked all of the characters and their choices in life but I couldn’t help but be intrigued by them. I would like to thank Mr. Ott for sharing his work with me.