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"This New and Poisonous Air" Review by the Historical Novel Society

NewaandPoisonous "McOmber's stories are tinged with the bizarre," says Jessica Brockmole. In the HNR Issue BOA's publicaton, This New and Poisononous Air by Adam McOmber, is reviewed by Brockmole. She commends the multilayered charcters within the collection's ten stories. McOmber has been linked to the grim and dark writtings of Poe and Dinesen. Although the comparisions have been made, the review emphasizes that the stories themselves are not dark, "beneath each runs a subtext that darkness resides in us all." The review can be read here. Adam McOmber is the author of This New and Poisonous Air, his debut collection of short stories. The Assistant Director of Creative Nonfiction at Columbia College Chicago, where he teaches both creative nonfiction and mythology, he is also the associate editor of the literary magazine Hotel Amerika. Purchase This New and Poisonous Air in BOA's bookstore.
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