Congratulations on Your Martyrdom!

Congratulations on Your Martyrdom!

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Searing, troubling, and funny, these revolutionary, linked stories flit and dart among the shadows of small town life, and the touching and heartbreaking characters that occupy it. Employees use roadkill instead of faux pelts during a build-a-critter battle for mall supremacy. Former band geeks are harassed with mutilated musical instruments and then murdered. The collection is haunted by allusions to a fatal cannonball jump that crescendos in the explosive final story. An extraordinary addition to the canon of gonzo fiction, Congratulations on Your Martyrdom! introduces Zachary Tyler Vickers as an exciting new author whose unflinching prose grabs you and won't let go.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 11.68mm | 245g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Break Away Book Club Edition
  • 0253019818
  • 9780253019813

Table of contents

Disfigured Paper Animals
Elvis The Pelvis
Not All The Dominoes Having Yet Fallen
That Which Has No Fixed Order
Everything in Relation to Everything Else
My Kind of Utmost Tender
Acutely Angled
Tighter, Goodbye
The Cry
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Review quote

Fascinating, funny, dark, and thought-provoking, with every sentence crafted meticulously. * Wapsipinicon Alamanac *
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About Zachary Tyler Vickers

Zachary Tyler Vickers is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop where he was the Provost's Fellow. He is recipient of the Richard Yates Prize and the Clark Fisher Ansley Prize, and his stories have appeared in numerous journals. His website is
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16 ratings
3.56 out of 5 stars
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4 12% (2)
3 38% (6)
2 19% (3)
1 0% (0)
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