Good News in a Dark Time from Anthony Bukoski
I just received word from the writer I am proud to call "my pal Tony," that his latest book. The Blondes of Wisconsin, has just been published. My readers will recall the hysterical praise that I and others have lavished on one of America's finest fiction writers working today. I'll be reviewing the book as soon as it arrives with the usual promotional materials, but in the meantime, here is the link on Amazon.Com.
"Like stones cast into a river, these sixteen moving, intimate stories illuminate how devotion and degeneration ripple through a working-class Polish American community in the postindustrial Midwest. At the heart of the collection is Eddie “The Bronko” Bronkowski, a boxer with a losing record whose reputation as a human punching bag precedes him. In each of Anthony Bukoski’s rich stories, tough yet sympathetic characters—the second cook on a Great Lakes freighter, a World War II veteran, the emcee of a female boxing troupe—take all that life throws at them, protecting those around them as best they can."