O. Henry Prize-winning author Keith Banner's new collection of short fiction recounts the troubled lives of ne'er-do-wells and outsiders. Few writers capture the quintessence of awkward domesticity and growing up queer like Banner. The banality of life, whether it be trapped in front of the television or popping pills for E.D., is exposed and mocked with aplomb.
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Banner’s mini-cameo portraits of midwestern America are so true and unflinchingly accurate, you can nearly smell the Miracle Whip. His characters are detailed and interesting—smalltown, yes, but complex in a way the mainstream media has yet to characterize them in light of the T---p administration. Politics aside, these are people you may have grown up with, and it’s very nice to visit them again.