A sham pastor hires a cocaine-sniffing centaur to act as mascot for an Evangelical mega-church's arena football team; Paul Revere flashes across a revolutionary sky on the back of a sunbird; an ammo-less infantry drummer and a bleeding medic are beat back to a Best Western parking lot in the Battle of Sacramento-such are the situations contained in Ryan Ridge's Hunters & Gamblers. Winners of the negative lottery, these characters have learned to love to lose everything until there's nothing left to lose. And the end is desperate, black, drenched in whiskey, but punctuated by poignancy and revelry and revelation. The tales in this lurid, edgy debut illuminate blackness with even blacker humor and a sense of outlandish beauty.
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
by Ambrose Bierce
by Liz Ryan
by Rachel Anne Ridge
by Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Brent Ridge
by Brent Ridge, Josh Kilmer-Purcell
by Rachel Anne Ridge, Live Event Management, Inc.
by Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Brent Ridge, Sandy Gluck
by Robin Ryan
by Kendall Ryan
by Frank Ryan
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