Suicidal Gods by C.M. Chapman
Nestled in the old mountains, somewhere between creation and destruction, between truth and lies, between everywhere and nowhere, Dogleg Bend reveals its magic to residents and visitors alike, whose lives weave in and out of time like the river. These are their true stories.
Formats: Paperback; Ebook (Amazon)
Publication Date: October 22, 2019
Interconnected collections require an intricate architecture where each short story amplifies a common theme or adds a different perspective that sheds new light on a place, an incident, or a character. West Virginia author C.M. Chapman’s debut short story collection Suicidal Gods succeeds on all of the above with its mix of gritty Appalachian stories in the vein of Ron Rash and more whimsical fantasies like those of Pinckney Benedict.
-- Gonzalo Baeza, The Observer