“Fingerprints” by Joel Church

Title: Fingerprints
Author: Joel Church
ISBN: 9781449528751
Pages: 226
Release Date: February 2010
Publisher: Createspace
Genre: Flash fiction
Format: Paperback
Source: Author
Rating: 2.5 out of 5

Summary

In this crazy world of novels composed on cell phones and short stories posted on Twitter, flash fiction is all the rage. When done well, flash fiction can offer refreshing glimpses into a story, insights that seem all the more precious for their conciseness. When done poorly, however, the story seems unfinished and empty, almost lazy, with merely the promise of plot.

Fingerprints, Joel Church’s first collection of flash fiction, captures both the enticing and the mundane. Set against the backdrop of Washington, D.C., Church’s characters explore topics ranging from sexuality and drug abuse to childhood and loss. These stories extend from two to ten pages long, and their brevity makes them an excellent read on the metro…

The rest of the review is posted to Inner Loop Lit, my collection of all things literary and D.C.-related. Stop by and check it out!

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