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Jeff Wood – The Glacier

Jeff Wood’s cinematic debut novel, The Glacier (Two Dollar Radio) unfolds during a turn-of-the-millenium construction boom, as Midwestern forests and fields are transformed into superstores, corporate centers, and endless suburban housing developments. The destruction of one landscape to make way for another is rendered in visceral, atmospheric prose, and Wood’s characters, a land surveyor with

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October 26, 2015

“The world of Kitchens is all around me.” A conversation with J. Ryan Stradal

One of the things that Eva hated the most about being a kid was how everyone always told her that childhood was the best time of their entire lives, and don’t grow up too fast, and enjoy those carefree days while you can. In those moments, her body felt like the world’s smallest prison, and

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August 10, 2015

“My obsessions have informed me greatly.” In conversation with Allison Gruber

Generally, when I visited Wedding Town, it was as a mere ambassador from Homoville—I wore dark suits that made me look more like someone about to deliver a PowerPoint presentation on mutual funds than a guest at a friend’s celebration. But Megan’s wedding would be different. As the Maid-of-Honor, I was practically the mayor of

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February 9, 2015

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