Breaking Right

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The Porcupine's Quill, Mar 26, 2021 - Fiction - 160 pages

Sports legends, UFOs, big cats on the prowl and other modern Midwestern mythologies take centre stage in the fantastical, folkloric and absurdist stories of D.A. Lockhart’s Breaking Right.

A junkyard worker seeks fame, fortune and a feeling of belonging behind the wheel of a hot-rod emblazoned with a fire-breathing corgi. A hard-luck basketball scout, whose day-to-day existence abides within the quietude between calamities, expects the worst when a foreboding creature known as the Mothman is spotted in Muncie. A pharmaceutical researcher is drawn into the orbit of an eccentric artist whose dramatic plan to ‘heal’ the city of Indianapolis requires a car painted to resemble a possum and a shamanistic Etch-a-Sketch.

In these stories rooted in the everyday, fate, acts of God and good old-fashioned luck beget exceptional circumstances and once-in-a-lifetime occurrences in which shared mythologies have the power to bring people together—or tear them apart.



Riding the Rosewater
Breaking Right
From the Banks of Jeffersonville
Wont Be in Hard Luck No More
Mothman Returns to Muncie
A Golden Hue of Earth
Blackford County Lights
Etch A Sketch Shaman
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Daniel Lockhart is the author of several books of poetry, including Devil in the Woods (Brick Books, 2019) and Gravel Lot That Was Montana (Mansfield Press, 2018). He currently acts as publisher of Urban Farmhouse Press and poetry editor of The Windsor Review. He is a Turtle Clan member of the Moravian of the Thames First Nation and lives at Waawiiyaatanong, lands most often known as Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, Michigan.

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