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.