In D.A. Lockhart's Breaking Right ordinary Hoosiers experience extraordinary moments that reveal the complicated correlations between their beliefs, their relationships and the land beneath their feet.
Sports legends, UFOs, big cats on the prowl and other modern Midwestern mythologies take centre stage in the fantastical, folkloric and absurdist stories of D.A. Lockhart's Breaking Right.
A junkyard worker seeks fame, fortune and a feeling of belonging behind the wheel of a hot-rod emblazoned with a fire-breathing corgi. A hard-luck basketball scout, whose day-to-day existence abides within the quietude between calamities, expects the worst when a foreboding creature known as the Mothman is spotted in Muncie. A pharmaceutical researcher is drawn into the orbit of an eccentric artist whose dramatic plan to 'heal' the city of Indianapolis requires a car painted to resemble a possum and a shamanistic Etch-a-Sketch.
In these stories rooted in the everyday, fate, acts of God and good old-fashioned luck beget exceptional circumstances and once-in-a-lifetime occurrences in which shared mythologies have the power to bring people together—or tear them apart. (From Porcupine's Quill)
Lockhart is a Turtle Clan member of the Moravian of the Thames First Nation and the author of four poetry collections, including Devil in the Woods.
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