“Deep Ellum,” by Brandon Hobson

Reviewed by Christopher X. Shade In Brandon Hobson’s second book, Deep Ellum, just out from Calamari Press, siblings reunite in a bad part of town, this time in a district of Dallas where apartments look out at warehouses, low-rise buildings, 7-11s, liquor stores, and bars. The kind of streets with graffiti and with shopping carts […]

Christopher X. Shade

Christopher X. Shade is a writer and book reviewer with stories in about twenty national and small press publications, and a novel set in Spain and France in agent circulation. A member of the NBCC, his book reviews have appeared in New Orleans Review, Saint Ann’s Review, and elsewhere. He was raised in the South, […]