Breaking it Down

flash fiction by Rusty Barnes

cover photograph by Stephanie Pratt

104 pages. ISBN 978-1-934513-03-3 | 4.5″ x 5.5″, trade paperback | First edition | Release date: November 8, 2007

“Breaking it Down is a tiny book. It slips easily into a pocket, which is, I think, the perfect format for a collection of flash fiction. Barnes writes about rural people. His characters are poor and damaged and often larger than the stories they inhabit. Barnes has a way of breaking a scene down into just a few words of well tuned description and a hint of stage direction. He crafts rich, full characters. In this book are stories that are more concerned with people than literary artifice. That’s a bit shocking these days. It’s also very welcome.” — Bookmunch