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By Richard Burgin

In Hide Island, his 16th booklet and 8th choice of tales, Richard Burgin explores topics of affection and crime, reminiscence and identification, abuse and redemption, and the contradictory conflict among our fierce fight to stay lives worthy remembering and our wish to disentangle ourselves from a earlier we want to overlook.

The tales contain an awfully variegated staff of characters—ranging from medical professionals and drug buyers, prostitutes and businessmen, to writers and family staff. Hide Island supplies voice to the profoundly tormented in addition to those that search and locate enlightenment, justifying Joyce Carol Oates’ compliment in Newsweek’s The day-by-day Beast that “What Edgar Allan Poe did for the psychotic soul, Richard Burgin does for the deeply neurotic who go between us disguised as so likely ‘normal’ we could mistake them for ourselves.” And why the Boston Globe concluded that “Burgin’s stories catch the strangeness of a global that's at the same time scary and reassuring, and within the modern American brief tale not anything relatively resembles his singular voice.”

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