Boise's Alan Heathcock's 'Volt' in the New York Times

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Check out the super positive review of Boise writer Alan Heathcock’s “Volt: Stories,” (Graywolf Press, $15), his first published story collection, in the March 27 New York Times Book Review.

Reviewer Donald Ray Pollock says “Volt,” a collection of eight stories about a fictional Western town, is contemporary storytelling of mythical proportions.

“The stories could be set in another century, the characters like members of an ancient sect grappling with love and faith and forgiveness and retribution. Even Heathcock’s prose, spare and muscular yet poetic, fits the foreboding, God-fearing nature of the stories,” Pollock writes.

Heathcock lives in Boise and teaches creative writing at Boise State University.

Read the full review HERE

Learn more about Alan Heathcock HERE