Meet The Author: Michael Fournier

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McQuixote Books & Coffee says
Author Michael Fournier will be in the shop to promote his new book "Swing State." It is a uniquely American story tackling topics like PTSD, flagging economies of mill towns, reality TV, and football. Please help us welcome Michael and join us for this free event. Maybe even take home a new book!

Fournier’s (Hidden Wheel) second novel focuses on three young people making do in the brutal economic wasteland of New Hampshire’s North Country. The brutality starts at home for Dixon Dove and Zachariah Tietz, both still in high school. Dixon is the sister of the school football star, which couldn’t interest her less. She ducks her heavy-drinking stepfather to practice petty theft, set off firecrackers, and bully other kids. Zachariah was doing okay even though his alcoholic millworker dad beat him regularly. But after a humiliating injury during a pick-up soccer game, he is shunned and taunted and becomes overweight. Afghanistan veteran Roy Eggleton has come home with a traumatic brain injury, PTSD, and a bum leg; now he plays pool for money and limps around town looking for work. As the novel progresses, the characters paths become more intertwined, ultimately with calamitous results.
Verdict Fournier conjures three vivid voices for this bleak tale in which things go from bad to worse. His excellent writing should appeal to readers of contemporary fiction who like the view to be unflinching.—Nancy H. Fontaine, Norwich P.L., VT
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