Here are long shadows. Cast as inherited notions of what it means to be a man, Kevin Grauke’s Shadows of Men is a defining meditation on maleness, masculinity, and manhood. The fathers, sons, husbands, and lovers of this ambitious first collection occupy a suburban terrain where insecurity, uncertainty, and inadequacy all project a disquieting shade. Their floundering may demarcate the thirteen stories’ humor and poignancy, but a dignified, near-elegiac portrayal of the modern man resonates. The shadows’ reach is long, and these characters may stumble and lose their way, but Grauke’s empathetic clarity sweeps the unsettling land.
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About the Author
Kevin Grauke’s fiction has appeared in dozens of literary journals, including Fiction, The Southern Review, Story Quarterly, Quarterly West, Five Chapters, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Third Coast, Blue Mesa Review, and Pank. He has an MFA in fiction writing from Texas State University and a PhD in American literature from the University at Buffalo (SUNY). Born and raised in Texas, he now lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two children. He teaches at La Salle University. For more, visit www.kevingrauke.com.