By B. J. Hollars

ISBN-10: 082635503X

ISBN-13: 9780826355034

Disturbed through tales of drownings within the river in the back of his domestic in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, author B. J. Hollars combed the data of neighborhood newspapers simply to find gigantic discrepancies in articles in regards to the deaths. In homage to Michael Lesy’s cult vintage, Wisconsin demise journey, Hollars pairs stories from past due 19th- and early twentieth-century newshounds with fictional models, making a hybrid textual content whole with evidence, lies, and a variety of blurring in among. Charles Van Schaick’s macabre, staged photos from the period seem along the dispatches, extra complicating the messiness of historical past and the bounds of truth.


B. J. Hollars is an assistant professor of English on the college of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. His most up-to-date publication is establishing the doorways: The Desegregation of the college of Alabama and the struggle for Civil Rights in Tuscaloosa.

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