The Blessings of Hard-Used Angels
5.5 x 8.5, 184 pp.
Pub Date: 09/16/2004
Price:        $5.00


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Winner of the 2003 George Garrett Fiction Prize: Short Fiction

The Blessings of Hard-Used Angels

By John Cottle

JOHN COTTLE lives on Lake Martin in central Alabama with his wife, Nancy, and an assortment of ducks, deer, turkeys, and other wildlife. His work has appeared in numerous places, including Amaryllis, Literary Potpourri, Ink Pot, Gulfstream, and in an anthology titled, Working Hard for the Money: Stories and Poems of America's Working.

What Readers Are Saying:

"Beautifully written, crafted with care, strongly plotted, these stories are about superbly developed characters, people whose lives matter." --George Garrett

"John Cottle writes like the lovechild of Edgar Allan Poe and William Faulkner. The Blessings of Hard-Used Angels is weird and beautiful and honest." --Daniel Wallace, Big Fish

"These stories are exhilarating to read; some are breathtaking and achingly beautiful. When I finished The Blessings of Hard-Used Angels, I walked around for days seeing the world through its light. Do yourself a favor, buy this book, get in on the secret before everyone else knows what you soon will: here is the future of Southern fiction." --John Dufresne, Deep in the Shade of Paradise.


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