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Wrestling with Gabriel, by David Lynn

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Wrestling with Gabriel, by David Lynn


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Baltimore reporter Jason Currant is not only investigating the accused rape of his brother-in-law Gabriel Salter, but wrestling with himself as well: Even as he uncovers the dueling accusations of the prosecution and the International Socialist Alliance, Currant is trying to piece together a history of his family and the Salters.

Throughout, Lynn reminds us just how simple it is to hide from what we don’t want to know—Currant, trained to observe and investigate, is the one most surprised by the revelations he discovers about his youth, and his family.


"David Lynn is a technician of the first order. The skills he has already honed as a short fiction writer have been transformed into the writing of a novel of confrontation, style and grit. Lynn opens the dark spaces and skirts their edges with a piercing gaze. He fuses character and scene through an unintrusive language of clarity and precision. Constantly testing the boundaries of self and society, he questions the spiritual values we so often take for granted when engaging with fiction." -- John Kinsella


David Lynn is the longtime editor of The Kenyon Review, the international journal of literature, culture, and the arts, and of KROnline, its complementary electronic journal. Lynn is the author of two collections of stories, a novel, and a scholarly monograph. He teaches on the faculty of Kenyon College, and lives in Gambier, Ohio, with his wife, the noted historian of India Wendy Singer, and their two children, Aaron and Elizabeth.