There are ten stories here including one readers have waited ten long years for: in new novella The Border State Rowe revisits the world of his much-lauded story The Voluntary State. Competitive cyclists twins Michael and Maggie have trained all their lives to race internationally. One thing holds them back: their mother who years before crossed the border … into Tennessee.
Praise for Christopher Rowe:
“Rowe’s stories are the kind of thing you want on a cold, winter’s night when the fire starts burning low. Terrific.”
—Justina Robson (Glorious Angels)
“As good as he is now, he’ll keep getting better. Read these excellent stories, and see what I mean.”—Jack Womack (Going, Going, Gone)
“Rowe’s work might remind you of that of Andy Duncan. Both exemplify an archetypically Southern viewpoint on life’s mysteries, a worldview that admits marvels in the most common of circumstances and narrates those unreal intrusions in a kind of downhome manner that belies real sophistication.”— Asimov’s
“As smooth and heady as good Kentucky bourbon.”— Locus
Coming July 2017 from Small Beer Press.