Tuesday, September 1, 2015

"Trilobites" by Breece D'J Pancake

I'm currently reading The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake, the short fiction of an exceptional writer whom, in 1977, at the age of 27, shot himself. Thereafter, he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Here's a great piece about him and his mostly-posthumous career, from The New Yorker.

And here is the perfectly-crafted, emotionally taut, lyrically exceptional and utterly human story that took my breath away: "Trilobites" published in The Atlantic, in 1977.

I'm always partial to a blue-collar story, but this one could be my absolute favorite.

Breece D'J Pancake

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