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Bruce Machart
BRUCE MACHART's fiction has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Glimmer Train, Story, One-Story, and elsewhere, and has been anthologized in Best Stories of the American West. A graduate of the MFA program at Ohio State University, he currently lives and teaches in Houston. show more

BRUCE MACHART's fiction has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Glimmer Train, Story, One-Story, and elsewhere, and has been anthologized in Best Stories of the American West. A graduate of the MFA program at Ohio State University, he currently lives and teaches in Houston.
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cczarneckikernus
cczarneckikernus rated it 6 years ago
Not my usual kind of story... horses and cowboys in Texas in the early 20th century, but I couldn't put it down. I was transported by the lyrical writing of the author and I really enjoyed the flawed characters.
MEslaymaker
MEslaymaker rated it 8 years ago
Rather than repeat the much deserved accolades about how beautifully this book is crafted and written, I'll add that it seems to me that all the invoking of William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy misses the heart of this story, which strikes me as deeply feminine and feminist. It's a traditionally mal...
MEslaymaker
MEslaymaker rated it 8 years ago
Rather than repeat the much deserved accolades about how beautifully this book is crafted and written, I'll add that it seems to me that all the invoking of William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy misses the heart of this story, which strikes me as deeply feminine and feminist. It's a traditionally mal...
The Book Ends Reviews
The Book Ends Reviews rated it 8 years ago
The Wake of Forgiveness“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” Paul BoeseA fantastic debut novel, this begins in the late 1800's with the birth of Vaclav Skala fourth son, Karel, and the death of his loving wife Klara during childbirth. We then jump to 1910 where Vacl...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 8 years ago
This book is so well written that the words leap from the page and make you an active participant in the story, rather than a voyeur. Every page makes you think more deeply about each of the characters. They almost invite themselves to be examined. The story begins in the late 1800's and continues o...
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