Thursday, August 11, 2011

Nathan Leslie—Tracks is a Tour-de-Force

Author Nathan Leslie knows a thing or two about short fiction collections—he’s written six of them, including Believers, Madre, and Drivers. He’s also the fiction editor for The Pedestal Magazine, has been editor for two anthologies, and teaches creative fiction at Northern Virginia Community College. Here’s what the prolific fiction expert had to say about Tracks.

“Eric D. Goodman's scintillating first novel-in-stories travels along several parallel plot-lines, introducing the reader in mesmerizing fashion to men and women and the train tracks which serve as the object of their reflections and obsessions. Tracks is a tour-de-force, mirroring in its original structure perhaps train tracks themselves. The Westward expansion of our country, the grind of the daily commute, urbanization, the Holocaust—Goodman encapsulates all of this, so much of history and contemporary living. In the process, Goodman captures something almost ineffable—trains are us and vice versa. If one of the goals of great fiction is to set forth into new fictional territory, Tracks is that. And then some.”

Learn more about Nathan Leslie and his own fiction at his website.

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