“This is prime American fiction—tough, generous, and open–eyed.”
—ALYSON HAGY, author of Boleto
“Maynard's debut collection bursts with idiosyncratic characters…packs a strong emotional punch.”
Convicts round up wild mustangs, a schizophrenic homeless man wins the jackpot and disappears, a truck driver with a child's mind spends his last hours in the embrace of a prostitute's photos. Disparate and vivid, Mark Maynard's characters intersect in the new wild west of Reno, Nevada.