As I kid, I always loved reading (and rereading) familiar stories. The age-old myths, legends and fables always seemed to be a comfort, but they were also a jumping-off point for creative reinterpretations and more modern themes.
D.A. Lockhart’s debut short story collection, Breaking Right, captures that feeling of familiarity and folklore, particularly for those dwelling in or around the Midwest. Tales of UFO sightings, big cats and the Mothman are part of the common parlance, but so, too, are quieter, more common tales of natural disasters and love affairs gone wrong. In this collection, finding one’s place geographically, culturally and socially is intimately connected with the stories that each character lives—and tells.
Since May is Short Story Month, we’re offering a special sale on copies of the Breaking Right eBook!
If eBooks are not your thing but you still want to read the book, we’ve got you covered! A high-quality print edition of the book is available for $18.95.