MIDDLE MEN by Jim Gavin

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Book Reviews
MIDDLE MEN by Jim Gavin

Jim Gavin’s MIDDLE MEN was praised in reviews by Vogue, the New York Times, ZYZZVA, The Millions, and was also reviewed on-air by Oscar Villalon for his weekly public radio show, “The California Report.” Vogue named the book one of its twelve “Essentials for Airplane Travel,” while in another feature on breakout fiction, they called the book a “dryly funny, classically American collection” and noted that “these stories are perhaps most remarkable for their astute self-awareness, especially in recognizing the inability of irony to change the characters’ circumstances.”

The New York Times said “Mr. Gavin strikes a fine balance in each tale, wielding a sharp sense of humor but never losing sight of people’s dignity.” ZYZZVA praised Gavin’s “clear-eyed compassion,” “keen, dark sense of humor,” and “wonderfully funny dialogue.”The Millions said: “All of Gavin’s stories are gems…a superb debut collection.” Oscar Villalon for KQED called the collection “meaningful and arresting.” Simon & Schuster published the book in February 19, 2013.

Follow the links to read more:
http://www.vogue.com/vogue-daily/article/easy-rider-twelve-essentials-fo…
http://www.vogue.com/culture/article/spring-breakout-nine-debut-fictions…
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/books/the-next-time-you-see-me-by-holl…
http://www.zyzzyva.org/2013/02/19/letting-go-of-their-dreams-for-whateve…
http://www.themillions.com/2013/03/52177.html
http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201303081630/d