Bad Kansas


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The eleven beautifully crafted stories in Bad Kansas reveal the complicated underbelly of the country’s most flown-over state and the quirky characters that call it home. In this darkly humorous...

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Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Becky Mandelbaum currently lives and works on a ranch in Colorado. She is the winner of the 2013 Lawrence Art Center’s Langston Hughes Award...

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"With heart and precision, and a fresh and resilient humor, Bad Kansas reveals the lives people are living in that flyover state in a collection in which every sentence is a made thing, never...

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