7 Greyhounds by Drew Johnson
40 pages. Tape-bound.
Continuing The Cupboard Pamphlet’s tradition of publishing public-transit lit is Drew Johnson’s new collection. It’s seven stories, seven encounters, seven long trips on buses through America. Remember buses? Right now somewhere there’s a bus hurtling through the night, its riders sleepy, its tires thrumming. In every tight seat there’s a story unraveling: the girls sharing an iPod, this same old paperback of Orwell essays, the little boy trying his seat-partner’s patience. Johnson captures the truths of them all in seven frankly told tales that’ll stay with you long after the sun comes up. Safe travels.
Drew Johnson was raised in Mississippi and lives in Massachusetts. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Harper’s, Virginia Quarterly Review, FiveChapters, Gulf Coast, New England Review, Swink, and elsewhere. His reviews, essays, and interviews have appeared at The Paris Review Daily, Bookslut, The Collagist, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Much of this may be found at walkswithmoose.com.