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author essay: My Bread and Butter

Flesh Wounds: an excerpt

  A deeply moving first novel by a superb new talent, Flesh Wounds belongs on the shelf next to Anne Tyler, Jane Hamilton and Jacquelyn Michard. In scenes of shattering dramatic intensity, Mick Cochrane tells the story of a midwestern family waking up to the unpleasant truths that it would rather keep hidden--a wrenching process that ends on a genuinely moving and wholly earned note of reconciliation and renewal.

For this issue of Bold Type, Cochrane has contributed an essay on human nature and how his writing aims to plumb its depths. You'll also find an excerpt from the novel that paints a sharp portrait of a man whose past is quickly catching up with him.

Photo of Mick Cochrane © Tom Wolf.

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