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We Speak CHICAGOESE features short stories, creative essays and poems about Chicago by some of the top literary voices  ever to roam the Windy City's streets. And that voice - it pounds, it pulsates, it oozes with city life. From Morgan Park to Humboldt, from the shores of Lake Michigan to the old Chicago stadium,     from     flea     markets     to    barstools,    We    Speak
CHICAGOESE gives the Chicago voice its due and then some.
Asylums, taverns, back alleys, jail cells and more dot the pages of Richards' debut poetry collection.

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 

Chicago's South side neighborhoods of the '60s and '70s spring to life as Foley intertwines stories about his drunken father's adventures, alongside stories about the strange solitude he enjoys during his 10-day stay in a hospital's ICU where he befriends an old man dying of cancer.


This collection of powerful, beautifully-crafted stories offers a poignant taste of the joys and heartbreaks of life, something we can all relate to. AND THESE ARE THE GOOD TIMES follows on the heels of McNair's award-winning short story collection, Temple of Air, which won the Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Award in 2012. ​Release Date:  Sept 20th ​​