Thursday, January 29, 2009

On "Accidents" by Brock Clarke (4270 words) ****

Here's a story from Brock Clarke's first collection What We Won't Do. It's a story very similar to "The Fat," which is also featured in that collection. While I like that story more, it is no longer available online. However, that's just a reason to go out and buy the book, if you haven't already, especially if you like "Accidents." Both stories involve a journalist in a small town and his editor and a marriage gone bad. What's interesting to me, about "Accidents," is to see how Clarke takes essentially the same situation and writes something distinctly different from that other piece. Read the story here at the Mississippi Review.

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