Jim Ray Daniels is the Thomas Stockman Baker Professor of English at
Carnegie Mellon University. He has published numerous collections of
short stories. Daniels won the Best Regional Fiction Gold ...
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Winner: 2012 Midwest Book Award, Fiction-Short
Trigger Man is a superb collection of stories capturing the
gritty spirit of Detroit and the sometimes grim circumstances of the
characters shaped by its industry and economics. Grounded on the
bleak streets of the Motor City, these stories also explore the
mythical “Up North,” the idealized country of many Detroit workers’
fantasy — an escape from the concrete and metal reality of their
daily lives. Daniels’ characters are resilient and defiant,
inhabiting a world that has often placed them on the margins of
society, scouring a declining region for spiritual providence.
Building on Daniels’ earlier collections of stories, Trigger
Man brings vivid life to individuals struggling both to remain
in and to flee the city that once sustained them.
156 pp., 6.00" x 9.00", September 2011
156 pp., " x ", September