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Men Overboard

Visigoth by Gary Amdahl

Reviewed by Andrew Benedict-Nelson
The Common Review

"In one of the best stories in Gary Amdahl's debut collection, winner of the 2006 Milkweed National Fiction Prize, a left-leaning Minnesota political organizer reflects on the true motivation for his activism, about which he has begun to feel a gnawing sense of futility: The truth was that the family farm was dead, long dead, and that his wish to spend time with livestock was in fact a yearning to die, disguised as an idea of living simply and quietly in a world he knew did not — could not possibly — exist anymore...." Read the entire Common Review review.

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