Imagine if Hemingway was raised by a gangster, that sums up Barry Gifford’s Roy stories perfectly, all of which have been recently collected in The Cuban Club. It’s Nick Adams via Chicago. I love this gem from the second story, “Dingoes”

“There are evil spirits haunt this earth who beguile good men and women and render them useless.”

Gifford’s language is a punch to the face.

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Morning Soundtrack: Mick Jenkins