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"...finishing his coffee and reading the late edition, waiting to make his move..."

I just started reading Michael Cyzyniejewski's Chicago Stories: 40 Dramatic Fictions, and really like it so far. Check out the wonderful "Jane Byrne Discusses Edward Hopper's Nighthawks With Her New Neighbors, Cabrini-Green, 1981", in this special sampler put out by the publisher, Curbside Splendor. The first page's incongruous Phillies reference had me shaking my head in disbelief (as well as the knowledge that Hopper probably based the painting on a New York street scene and not Chicago) but the final page resolved all of that very nicely, while also conveying something very true about fathers. Very well done.

April 11, 2012 in Books | Permalink