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Keith Lesmeister's Debut Collection


"In his first collection of short fiction, Keith Lesmeister plows out a distinctive vision of the contemporary Midwest. A recovering addict chases down a herd of runaway cows with a girl the same age as his estranged daughter. A middle-aged couple rediscovers their love for one another through the unlikely circumstance of robbing a bank. A drunken grandmother goads her grandson into bartering his leftover booze for a kayak. The daughter of a deployed soldier wages a bloody war on the rabbits ravaging her family’s farm."

This collection is now available from Midwestern Gothic. Keith Lesmeister's story "Nothing Prettier Than This" was featured in our Winter 2015 issue.