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The Anvils
Kevin Kilroy

ISBN ​​978-1-963908-01-5      180 pages         $20.00

On a spring night in Chicago, a city mystic on tilt named Satchel hops on his bike to make a decision. The extended unemployment benefits of the Great Recession are winding down and the law school where Satchel was accepted needs his final verdict. With his wife’s successful friends coming over, the unemployed father of two escapes to meet up with a crowd of younger artists. Contemplations of fatherhood and selfhood, joyous etudes and racehorse dreams fill Satchel’s mind as he makes his way across Chicago’s streets grasping for a torch worth passing down. 

It's like Dashiell Hammett meets Eugène Ionesco meets the 21st century.      
   Laird Hunt, on The Escapees          

Kilroy has deftly written a philosophical mystery set in a city of crumbling ontologies, where keys are plenty, but locks are few. 
   Rowland Saifi, on The Escapees

Writer and horseplayer, Kevin Kilroy continues the beat tradition of seeking knowledge through experience. As racing analyst for Churchill Downs, you can find him on-air and at the track. Poet, playwright, and novelist, his most recent book The Anvils is published by Spuyten Duyvil Press. Find Kilroy on Twitter @TrustYourLuck