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Matt Bell


Matt Bell

Matt Bell is the author of CATACLYSM BABY, a novella, and HOW THEY WERE FOUND, a collection of fiction. His debut novel IN THE HOUSE UPON THE DIRT BETWEEN THE LAKE AND THE WOODS was published by Soho Press in June 2013. He is the Senior Editor at Dzanc Books, where he also edits the literary magazine, The Collagist, and he teaches creative writing at Northern Michigan University.

Matt Bell

Books by Matt Bell

by Matt Bell - Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction

Detroit has descended into ruin. Kelly scavenges for scrap metal from the hundred thousand abandoned buildings in a part of the city known as “the zone,” an increasingly wild landscape where one day he finds something far more valuable than the copper he’s come to steal: a kidnapped boy, crying out for rescue. Briefly celebrated as a hero, Kelly secretly avenges the boy’s unsolved kidnapping, a task that will take him deeper into the zone and into a confrontation with his own past and long-buried traumas.

by Matt Bell - Fiction

A newly-wed couple escapes the busy confusion of their homeland for a distant and almost-uninhabited lakeshore. They plan to live there simply, but as their every pregnancy fails, the husband begins to rage at this new world: the song-spun objects somehow created by his wife's beautiful singing voice, the giant and sentient bear that rules the beasts of the woods, the second moon weighing down the fabric of their starless sky, and the labyrinth of memory dug into the earth beneath their house.