Bruce Machart will read from and sign his incredible new novel, The Wake of Forgiveness. Centered on a man, a boy when we first meet him, who really only feels comfortable in the saddle, Bruce Machart has crafted an intense and emotional, yet austere and spare, family drama. You only have to read the first page to be hooked.
Machart's fiction has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Glimmer Train, Story, One-Story, and elsewhere, and has been anthologized in Best Stories of the American West. A graduate of the MFA program at Ohio State University, he currently lives and teaches in Houston.
In highly distilled prose that could make even Cormac
McCarthy envious, newcomer Bruce Machart tells the rich, engaging tale of
immigrant Texas landowner Vaclav Skala and his four sons. One high stakes, torch-lit horse race
tears an irreparable rift in the Skala family and, even as they are left
reeling in the wake of their lost gamble, Karel and his brothers must each
decide what they value most.
Luminescent and haunting, The Wake of Forgiveness heralds the arrival of an important new voice in
by Aaron Cance