January 6, 2012
Congrats to Chris Howard! Check out his upcoming shortstory volume Prince of the World, due out in January 2013.
Drugs and depravity and a bunch of jaded, crazy, over-sexed American Peace Corps volunteers in Mongolia, told with sparse thrilling language and filled with riveting characters. A brilliant juxtaposition of old-timey Mongolia, with flashback snippets of marauding hordes overtaking everything in their path, and modern-day Mongolia — a devastated victim of Soviet rule and withdrawal, desperately trying to claw its way into the twentieth century.