John Carr Walker

John Carr Walker (Fiction) | Saint Helens, OR

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John Carr Walker’s critically acclaimed story collection, Repairable Men (Sunnyoutside 2014), was a Small Press Distribution Best of the Press pick and a featured title on Late Night Library’s Debut podcast. His writing has appeared in Prick of the Spindle, Prime Number, Eclectica, Nailed, and other journals. He’s been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, was a Fishtrap Fellow in 2012, and a graduate of Pacific University’s MFA program. A native of the San Joaquin Valley and former high school English teacher, he now lives and writes full-time in Saint Helens, Oregon.


Repairable Men (Sunnyoutside, 2014). Short Stories. Fiction.

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John Carr Walker exposes his characters’ inner lives with stunning surgical precision. The stories in Repairable Men are sharp and terse, stories from an expert teller of tales that cut close to the bone and leave us wanting the next, and the next, and, yes, please, the next.
—Lee Martin, author of The Bright Forever

Walker’s unpredictable characters make you want to hold your breath. Whether it is tragedy, disappointment, or a grand obsession that propels them–and whether it is self-destruction or transcendence they’ll achieve–one thing is sure: you won’t be able to look away as they risk it all.
—Marjorie Sandor, author of Portrait of My Mother Who Posed Nude in Wartime

Through the dealings of everyday life, showing us real people doing the best they can to unravel their lives, [Walker] pulls off the toughest trick of all—revealing bits of ourselves to us. Don’t miss Repairable Men.
—Pete Fromm, author of As Cool As I Am, How All This Started, and If Not for This

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