Out Past the Wires (Paperback)
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These twelve vignettes of working-class life and love record the voices of characters at moments of crisis, epiphany, and sometimes collapse. In their lives they suffer injustice, obsolescence, and violence. And yet, they are recognized and witnessed, without judgment.
About the Author
Rod Picott is a former construction worker turned singer-songwriter. Born in New Hampshire and raised in South Berwick, Maine he has released nine albums since his debut Tiger Tom Dixon's Blues in 2000. Picott has lived in Nashville, Tennessee since 1994. His poetry debut, God in His Slippers, was published by Mezcalita Press in 2017. Bestselling author Nicholson Baker praised the collection as "Life-loving poems that tell you what you need to know." Out Past the Wires is Rod Picott's first work of fiction.
"12 great stories: gut-punchingly painful; sadly, honestly beautiful; all with characters who will haunt you long after you have read from one story, to the next."
Stephen Pulsford, Director of English, Berea College
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