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."

Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is president of the Fleming Foundation. He is the author of six books, including The Morality of Everyday Life and The Politics of Human Nature, as well as many articles and columns for newspapers, magazines,and learned journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Greek from the College of Charleston. He served as editor of Chronicles: a Magazine of American Culture from 1984 to 2015 and president of The Rockford Institute from 1997-2014. In a previous life he taught classics at several colleges and served as a school headmaster in South Carolina

4 Responses

  1. Raymond Olson says:

    In 26 years of reviewing books, Anthony Bukoski was my foremost “discovery” among American writers of fiction. Read him!

  2. Ken Rosenberger says:

    I got my order in. It’s a rare pleasure these days to buy some new fiction—short stories, no less—from a living author. And feel good about!! May Dr Bukoski enjoy a few well-earned boilermakers with the new royalties.

  3. Harry Colin says:

    My copy arrived yesterday… splendid writing! Just the first three stories make it worth the purchase; looking to savor the remaining short stories. Bukoski is a master of that sadly forgotten form.

  4. Jacob Johnson says:

    It’s nice to read these stories at the end of the day and I’ll look forward to volume 2.