Blue Exhaust

Coming March 2019:  Pre-Orders Begin November 29, 2018 In Blue Exhaust, Janet Reed confronts history and childhood in Middle America—a time of Rosemary’s Beauty Shop, a red Corvair, segregation—and displays that world with courage and affection.  What makes this collection rare is its delivery of language commensurate to the importance of the stories. In a […]

Engine Crisis

Spent parts littered his garage floor: camshaft, carburetor, and clamps. Hoses bled out their old clots, and molted belts snaked the gray concrete like Medusa on a bad hair day —   my dad was rebuilding the car’s engine as he rebuilt himself when things went wrong like teeth grinding gears and groins to such […]