Fiction. Finalist for the 2019 Big Other Book Award for Fiction. After a nefarious yet revered mayor bans horse-drawn carriages in his city, a reclusive horse-and-buggy driver loses his job, his lover, and his unborn child, as the desolate farm he has lived on his whole life deteriorates around him along with his sanity. But this lone wolf vows revenge. With language lean and lyrical, and humor dark and grotesque, HORSEBUGGY is not only a haunting portrait of what happens when man's capacity for intimacy and acceptance is undermined by his more violent and sadistic impulses, but also a tragic love story and a penetrating study of how we destroy ourselves as much with our moralism and self-righteousness as with our vice and self-indulgence.
Joshua Kornreich is the author of three novels: The Boy Who Killed Caterpillars (Marick Press, 2007; Dzanc Books, 2013); Knotty, Knotty, Knotty (Black Mountain Press, 2014); and HORSEBUGGY (Sagging Meniscus Press, 2019). His work has been featured in various publications, including Unsaid, Heavy Feather Review, Radioactive Moat, Meridian, Trop, and Necessary Fiction. He lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.Author City: New York City, NY USA