"[Dan] Powell uses surreality and magic – a wheeling-dealing cancer, unborn twins scanning their parents-to-be, a self-starting fire – to illuminate truths with poignancy and humour, paying subtle homage to the short story masters who inspired him, from Kafka to O’Connor and Carver."
Just a quick note that Dan Powell's debut story collection, Looking Out of Broken Windows, is due out in less than weeks from Salt Publishing. I'm quite looking forward to reading his work, since I first encountered him several years ago when he'd stumbled across The Floating Order and took the time to write about it. A few summers ago, Dan contributed to the Summer Library Series that I ran here on What She Might Think. It seems fitting now to share Dan's childhood reading experience now that it has culminated in his first book.
Please enjoy Dan's piece, "The Library That Delivered."
Learn more about Looking Out of Broken Windows at his webhome.