When You’re Down by the River

When You’re Down by the River – A Short Story Collection by Christopher Lowe

When You’re Down by the River by Christopher Lowe is a quartet of short stories, and the first fiction collection published by BatCat Press. These stories take the reader to the South, into the secret spaces in the lives of four distinct characters.

Christopher Lowe is the author of Those Like Us: Stories (SFASU Press, 2011). His fiction has appeared widely in journals including Third Coast, Bellevue Literary Review, Baltimore Review, and War, Literature, and the Arts. He teaches English and creative writing at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA.

Details: 59 pgs.
Softcover, 4.25″ x 6″
Bound by hand
ISBN: 978-0-9843678-9-4
First Printing: 95 copies, numbered

Christopher Lowe has written a stunning quartet in When You’re Down By the River. So ragged and raw are these protagonists, their hearts’ beatings turned wild. Betrayal, retribution, ruined love and ruined bodies, just how mutable the self’s ills can be—the themes are as old and primal as the species. In Lowe’s nimble hands, we abandon ourselves to every beat of his characters’ reckless hearts, and even happily take them for our very own.

Nicole Louise Reid, author of So There!