I have been reading JD Mader's short fiction for several years, through his regular posts on Indies Unlimited and through his blog; I am so very pleased to have my Mader favourites, and a couple of new stories, pulled together in one volume. JD is a rare find. I would describe his style & writing genre as urban, real, rock and roll,powerful literary fiction. The words, imagery, reveals of the stories, grab you and pull you right in.
You may feel initially that you are reading and learning about characters and lives that are new to you; I assure you, by the end, you will realize that you are reading and learning about the twists and turns of your own life. Be warned, however, these stories are gripping, gritty and real. The expletives fly in some...but that is because real people speak in a real vernacular. Trust me, he knows how to write. Does he ever.