Burton, Michigan: Subterranean Press, 2014; $40.00 hc; 292 pages
Writers are not competitive. If we were competitive, I’d keep a list of who were better writers than me in Austin. Of course I’d check off Bruce Sterling and Lewis Shiner, who both left town—and with a sigh remove Neal Barrett when he joined the Hereafter Gang. But I would never do that. I just worry about South Austin—and that leads to the problem of Bradley Denton. You see, he’s oddly talented—so I was pretty stoked when I got his latest collection to review.