Every Shallow Cut

Every Shallow Cut
Tom Piccirilli

The economic downturn hasn’t been kind to authors either, as evidenced by Tom Piccirilli’s dark tale of a mid-list writer whose wife has left him, whose house has been repossessed, and whose career is clearly going nowhere. With nothing left to lose he hits the road with a gun in his bag and his faithful bulldog Churchill at his side. It’s a tightly crafted novella that nicely captures the gloomy paranoia of the mancession, recognizing both the need to stay in contact with what we love and the dead end that all fantasies of revenge represent.