A2: Fiction

In the Chicago Tribune, Dick Adler reviews “Bad Things Happen” by Harry Dolan: “Before I read this brilliant first novel set in Ann Arbor, Mich., the only things I knew about the city’s publishing and writing scene were the University of Michigan’s fine output and the fact that W.H. Auden lived and taught there after being dumped by a nasty boyfriend. What I didn’t know about Ann Arbor is how active the crime fiction scene is. In ‘Bad Things Happen,’ Harry Dolan, who lives there, conjures up a setting where the bodies fall like cordwood.” [Source]