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September 28, 2011

Frank Bill’s Excellent Excerpt

Filed under: Uncategorized — ashedit @ 1:42 pm

Many thanks to Frank Bill and His Editor, Brian Gittes at FSG for permitting this excerpt. I think proof of the writing is in the reading so without further ado, here’s a couple of pics and then the excerpt below from “A Rabbit in the Lettuce Patch.”

Excerpted from CRIMES IN SOUTHERN INDIANA:Stories by Frank Bill, published in September 2011 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC. Copyright © 2011 by Frank Bill. All rights reserved.”


Elaine Ash


  1. further close editing also required, like, the bed is UNDER her, not BENEATH…

    THIS got published???

    i’m too appalled to finish critiquing….

    Comment by laughingwolf — September 28, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

  2. Having grown up in rural Ohio, less than 75 miles from neighboring Indiana, this work struck a chord. There are many outlying areas where these characters can be found…. the voice, the attitude. He nailed it. I’m adding this to my “wish list” on Amazon.

    Comment by Diana James — September 28, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

  3. Whoa, I think I’ve driven past this yard. I know that Firebird. Maybe I’ll start taking a different route to work.

    Comment by charlesgramlichCharles Gramlich — September 29, 2011 @ 7:13 am

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