Billy Backside and Other Stories

Billy Backside and Other Stories takes you on a journey through many landscapes, from the desert southwest to the upper Midwest to the shores of the North Sea and beyond. A boy in Santa Fe grows wings and talks to angels. A blind girl becomes a circus calliope player. A widow finds friendship at a Bingo game.  A magic mirror comes to a Wisconsin town, and a Dutch Jew tells of taking refuge on a Frisian Island during World War II.

These and many other stories in David Rachlin’s first collection will no doubt delight readers who enjoy a wide range of fiction from the realistic and magical to science fiction, all written in uncomplicated prose and beautifully crafted dialog.

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