BOOKS FOR THE 1%: SHORT STORIES
CRIMES IN SOUTHERN INDIANA | FRANK BILL | FSG | $15 |Frank Bill doesn't have an MFA. Frank Bill is from Indiana. Frank Bill has not only somehow managed to write a book but to publish it with Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, perhaps the most respectable house in contemporary literature (and one whose editor-in-chief matriculated from both Harvard and Phillips Exeter Academy). As unlikely as Bill's success might seem, it's all true - just check FSG's publicity material for the veracity of his gritty, blue-collar credentials. Crimes in Southern Indiana, Bill's debut collection of short stories, sheds light on the depraved nature of the working class in the flyover states. Chilling, but so very necessary.