Review of Shenanigans up at The Lit Pub

My review of the humorous and touching collection of short stories by Joseph Michael Owens, Shenanigans!, is up at the Lit Pub. If you’re looking for a great read, check it out here!

A blurb:

With a title like Shenanigans!, I was expecting a lot of mischief in this collection of nine short stories by Joseph Michael Owens. I was surprised, then, to find a touching relationship at the center of the stories, a connection warmly rendered between the book’s main character, Ben and his wife, Anna. Commonplace becomes setup for epiphany, only the epiphany is more like a softly whispered melody,  gently inviting readers along. At the same time, the prose bursts with vigor, painting inanimate environments in ecosystems of exuberance and melancholy — there is a joy in the writing that revels in vivid details.

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