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One-Hundred-Knuckled Fist


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Table of Contents

Pushing the Knives
One-Hundred-Knuckled Fist
Sawdust and Glue
Can Picking
Everything a Snake Needs
The Fire Chasers
Subdivision Accidents
Ice-Cream Dream
We Ride Back
The Shepherd's Work
Conch Tongue
One More for You
Strong as Paper Men
Building Walls
Workmen's Compensation
Touching in Texas

About the Author

Dustin M. Hoffman painted houses in Michigan for ten years and is now an assistant professor of English at Winthrop University in South Carolina. His short fiction has appeared in many magazines, including Threepenny Review, Black Warrior Review, Puerto del Sol, Midwestern Gothic, and Cimarron Review, and his story "Building Walls" received a Pushcart Prize special mention.


"The joy found on the page makes for a thoroughly memorable read."-Publishers Weekly
"One-Hundred-Knuckled Fist is one of those reads that makes you want to scream about it from the rooftops immediately upon finishing."-Malcolm Avenue Review
"This set of 16 stories takes the reader on a compelling trip through the pressure-cooker world of the blue-collar worker."-Shelf Awareness
"Who would have thought that stories about work could contain such magic, such music, such imaginative universality, so many desperadoes who cling to their jobs as madly as winos to their bottles? Dustin M. Hoffman has made a dazzling debut."-Jaimy Gordon, author of the National Book Award-winning Lord of Misrule

"Heartfelt and humorous and always keen to the ways our working lives serve to reveal our more personal hopes and dreams. I won't soon forget these stories, which thrilled and moved me page after page."-Matt Bell, author of Scrapper

"Utterly unique and so very important."-Donald Ray Pollock, author of The Devil All the Time and Knockemstiff

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