Whatever Don't Drown Will Always Rise
Stories by Justin Lawrence Daugherty
Ten stories of myths and the roads that sprawl out from them. These are not the stories of Greek and Roman gods, but of the daily hurts and hopes people cling to in lieu of a simple other, the apparitions and rumors of science and tradition that can give or take away.
"Justin Lawrence Daugherty has not just a voice, but a hulking, goose-pimpling presence on the page - like something buried in the earth too long and about to burn its way out. He is an acute and devastatingly honest observer of the current human condition, and his characters limp and bayonet their way through Whatever Don’t Drown Will Always Rise like soldiers of some wounded new century." - Amber Sparks, author of May We Shed These Human Bodies and co-author of The Desert Places with Robert Kloss
"Written in a rich and pungent lyricism, the brief stories of Justin Lawrence Daugherty’s Whatever Don’t Drown Will Always Rise are populated by a strange rough cast who in their pitched yearnings, their struggles and terrors, force us to recognize our own wild essential natures, the wolves howling from the bleak forests of our souls." - Robert Kloss, author of The Alligators of Abraham
Cover art by the incredible Matt Kish of One Drawing for Every Page of Moby Dick brilliance.