New Alleys for Nothing Men features seven previously published stories along with five stories never before seen in print. Together, these eleven short stories and one novelette read like a handbook for the bent but not yet broken, humanizing even the darkest moments with laughter and tears.
A gripping collection from an emerging new voice on today’s noir fiction scene, New Alleys is sure to hit you right in the gut. Releases February 15, 2016 in paperback and ebook.
PRAISE FOR NEW ALLEYS:
“You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll keep turning the pages, because one thing is for sure, Michael Pool can write. A gripping collection of tales about the broken, the bent and the down-and-out. Michael dishes up characters with depth, facing internal and external conflicts that will leave you wanting more. One of the best short story collections I’ve read.”– Dietrich Kalteis, award-winning author of Ride the Lightning, The Deadbeat Club and Triggerfish (coming June, 2016)
“Michael Pool writes desperate individuals doing dark deeds. NEW ALLEYS FOR NOTHING MEN is why we read this stuff. In Michael’s short fiction, no quarter is given and no punches held. I’m looking forward to his long form works but his short stories have me hooked like some of his characters, scrambling for JUST. ONE. MORE.” —Craig McNeely, Double Life Press