Suspend Your Disbelief

Phil Sandick


Phil Sandick’s writing has appeared in the L Magazine and the Faster Times. He received an MFA in fiction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently a fiction editor at the Carolina Quarterly.


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Knockemstiff, by Donald Ray Pollock

Donald Ray Pollock’s debut collection Knockemstiff begins with an epigraph from satirist Dawn Powell: “All Americans come from Ohio originally, if only briefly.” And yet, when it comes to Knockemstiff, Ohio—Pollock’s hometown and the purgatorial setting for these eighteen gritty stories—the fictional inhabitants rarely leave.

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