Witless

Romance falls victim when cultures clash: This is an engaging story that sweeps forward with humor and energy, but pauses to explore how tension infused into a community results in personal tragedy and ultimately destruction of the community itself. More

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Words: 113,970
Language: English
ISBN: 9781311483980
About Dennis Vickers

Surprisingly, truth is best told through fiction. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Also, lies are best told through nonfiction, but I don't do that. With fiction, the story can be about anything so long as it has the stuff of life in it. The stuff of life -- aye, there's the rub.

Like bears and Sasquatch, Dennis Vickers lives in the north woods. Sometimes he teaches philosophy and creative writing at a tribal college; other times he holds up in a river cottage and writes this stuff. As the previous sentence proves, he knows how to work semicolons and isn't afraid to use them.

Book-length fiction:
Witless: Rural communities clash in 18th Century Wisconsin.
Bluehart: Life story of fictional blues accordion player.
Second Virtue: Courage -- where it comes from and where it goes.
Adam's Apple: Life story of congressman who f**ks his mother. You thought they all did?
Passing through Paradise: Narrative collage mixes quest story, love story, satyr play.
Between the Shadow and the Soul: Love and lust, or maybe the other way.
Mikawadizi Storms: Open pit mine vs. pristine forest. You decide.
Double Exposures: Collection of short stories, some realism, all magical.
Only Breath: Ghost story wrapped in mystery wrapped in waxed paper.

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Thoroughly engaging historical novel. The conflict gains momentum as it hurtles toward a conclusion both inevitable and surprising.

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