Shooting Creek and Other Stories

Shooting Creek and Other Stories Dark gritty disturbing Those are the types of characters you ll encounter in the award winning stories within this collection Tough people in a tough world But also real people struggling with diff

  • Title: Shooting Creek and Other Stories
  • Author: Scott Loring Sanders
  • ISBN: 9781370264452
  • Page: 385
  • Format: ebook
  • Dark, gritty, disturbing Those are the types of characters you ll encounter in the award winning stories within this collection Tough people in a tough world But also real people, struggling with difficult decisions when faced with unthinkable circumstances What happens when you discover a dead body but can t go to the police because of your own dark past Or your fathDark, gritty, disturbing Those are the types of characters you ll encounter in the award winning stories within this collection Tough people in a tough world But also real people, struggling with difficult decisions when faced with unthinkable circumstances What happens when you discover a dead body but can t go to the police because of your own dark past Or your father s dark past What might a woman resort to when her husband doesn t hold up his end of a bargain What frightening surprises lie buried beneath the beaches of North Carolina Or in the desolate hills of Virginia s Blue Ridge Mountains Or in the swamps of the New Jersey Pine Barrens These are stories that are as dark, gritty, and disturbing as the characters who inhabit them, yet there is a pervasive humanness which forces us to empathize That asks us to understand why people sometimes do what they do Perhaps that s the reason these stories have been chosen for the Best American Mystery series, honored by The Atlantic Monthly s Student Writing Contest, not to mention various other awards and honors Perhaps that s why these stories will stick with you well after the reading has commenced Always gnawing at you, unrelenting, asking, What would you have done in that situation Would you have behaved any differently Praise for SHOOTING CREEK AND OTHER STORIES This excellent collection transcends any genre label Ultimately, these stories are mysteries of the human heart s darkest regions Scott Sanders is the real deal and deserves a wide and appreciative readership Ron Rash, The New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Frank O Connor International Short Story Award Each story is a gem in this dark, atmospheric, treasure box of a collection Scott Loring Sanders digs deep and peers unflinching into the frail, twisted human heart, revealing its many facets and glittering truths A stellar collection Lisa Unger, The New York Times bestselling author of The Red Hunter In Shooting Creek and Other Stories, you ll find ne er do well husbands, drunken fathers, tough as nails women and mothers, and murderously unfaithful wives in a rogue s gallery of dangerous characters in bad situations These are stories that will keep you up late reading and thinking, stories that mute the concerns of the everyday world while turning up the volume on thrills and excitement This is a collection that will fire the imagination while raising moral and ethical issues, which is the true heart of Scott Sanders s fiction If you re looking for something good to read, this is the book you want Ed Falco, author of The New York Times bestselling The Family Corleone Scott Loring Sanders s stories are always rich in atmosphere, and his characters are often presented with difficult moral dilemmas He s an author who prefers a degree of ambiguity to an easy resolution, and that makes his work thought provoking, as well as unpredictable Readers in search of well written, complex suspense tales won t go wrong with a Sanders collection Janet Hutchings, Editor in Chief, Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine.

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    1. Scott Loring Sanders

      Scott Loring Sanders is the author of four books Two novels, The Hanging Woods and Gray Baby both with Houghton Mifflin , a short story collection Shooting Creek and Other Stories Down Out Books , and an essay collection Surviving Jersey Danger Insanity in the Garden State His work has been included in Best American Mystery Stories, Noted in Best American Essays, and published widely in national journals and anthologies He s a frequent contributor to Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, among many others He s been the Writer in Residence at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, and also a fellow at the Edward F Albee Foundation in Montauk, NY After growing up in New Jersey and then living in Virginia for twenty five years, he now resides in Cambridge, MA and teaches creative writing at Emerson College and Lesley University He is currently at work on a new novel of literary mystery suspense set in Concord, Massachusetts.For information, visit his website at scottloringsanders

    571 thoughts on “Shooting Creek and Other Stories”

    1. I'm not usually a fan of noir, but I occasionally interrupt my reading habits with an uncharacteristic book. I was also interested in the rural settings of a number of these stories. You don't see rural noir anywhere near as often as urban noir, but I have read it. The most notable examples were by the extraordinary Appalachian writer, Daniel Woodrell. The best of Shooting Creek and Other Stories by Scott Loring Sanders did remind me of Woodrell. That's why I was glad to obtain a review copy fro [...]


    2. Shooting Creek and Other Stories is a somber collection of dark, twisted short stories by Scott Loring Sanders. Shooting Creek contains fictional, yet authentic, stories of people trying to solve problems, no matter what the consequences may be. Dead-beat dads and kick-ass women doing bad, money-motivated things. "Frank's Beach", a story of a man who ran from his past, only to find himself in trouble after finding the body of a dead woman on a beach. Is it karma chasing him down, attempting it's [...]


    3. To paraphrase a Sheriff in one of the stories, There is a school of thought that there Lord does not give us more than we can bare but in a lot of theses stories He sure seems to be pushing it…This collection of short stories reveals the more literary side of crime fiction, many of the stories involve crime only in a tangential way. Like Art Taylor, Sanders knows that criminal activity is just another element in a well told story. Sanders touches on family and the dynamic between fathers and t [...]


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