Richard Wirick on "Kicking In," Short Stories Where Narcotic Euphoria Meets Everyday Life


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Thu, 10/14/2010 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Interview with Richard Wirick author of "Kicking In"

Host Ed Goldberg speaks with Richard Wirick, author of Kicking In, a collection of short stories with a dark feeling. Narcotic euphoria meets the demands of everyday life in Richard Wirick’s brilliant new collection of interlocking stories. Whether his tales are depicting a Valium-fogged lawyer representing a car painter who cooked a client in his kiln or revealing a Gulf War orderly’s drift in and out of morphine dreams during an aerial Medevac surgery, Wirick’s stories are rich with the social contexts in which sedation’s acolytes emerge, come forward to flourish, and then often violently explode or fade away. 


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