August 12, 2014
5.4 X 8.38 X 0.4 inches | 0.47 pounds
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About the Author
Greg Bottoms is an essayist, story writer, and critic. He is the author of a memoir, Angelhead: My Brother's Descent into Madness, two books of narrative essays about American self-taught religious artists, The Colorful Apocalypse: Journeys in Outsider Art and Spiritual American Trash: Portraits from the Margins of Art and Faith, and three genre-blurring collections of autobiographical short prose, Sentimental, Heartbroken Rednecks, Fight Scenes, and Swallowing the Past. He is a Professor of English at the University of Vermont, where he teaches creative writing.
Praise for Pitiful Criminals By turns evocatively understated and rapturously outrageous, Pitiful Criminals is a collision of memory and fiction that compassionately reminds us what makes us human, what makes us stupid, what makes us genuinely abhorrent, and why we are sometimes still worth loving nevertheless. --John D'Agata, author of About a Mountain and Lifespan of a Fact