The Chaos We Know is the debut story collection from Keith Rawson featuring a mix of previously published stories and brand new stories for this collection.
ADVANCED PRAISE FOR THE CHAOS WE KNOW
“These aren’t stories (The Chaos We Know), these are slivers of a blasted world which Rawson gleefully embeds in your mind, and which won’t be dislodged by bourbon, ritual scarification, or even the police procedural — thank God. And thank God, too, for Rawson, who has the kind of talent to leave you mutilated and breathless.” — Benjamin Whitmer, author of Pike
“The Chaos We Know is a pulp-fueled debut w/ dopers, cops, husbands and wives. boyfriends & girlfriends, psychos & sadists, sand-storming through the potholes & shithouses of Arizona, leaving barnacles of the self centered, the down trodden’ & the surviving. Keith Rawson is the new garbage-tongued satirist of filth, deviance & violence for the new underclass.” — Frank Bill, author of Crimes in Southern Indiana and Donnybrook
“Keith Rawson wields his spare prose like a wrecking ball, laying bare a world of whores, petty criminals, crooked cops and meth heads. These short, sharp portraits of users &losers are deranged snapshots from deep in the underbelly of contemporary America. No tired noir tropes here, this is tough, unsentimental & savagely funny dark fiction that charts its own course” –Roger Smith, author of Wake Up Dead and Dust Devils
“Keith Rawson’s last name gives you a hint. It’s going to be raw, and it’s going to get to you. Like stepping on a shard of glass, but in a good way. Rawson’s stories always bowl me over with aggressive style and deep psychological fright” –Anthony Neil Smith, author of Yellow Medicine and Choke On Your Lies
“Reading Keith Rawson’s short stories is like strolling through a minefield: you know you’re in for trouble, and there’s no going back. Powerful, twisted, fierce and profane, this is take-no-prisoners fiction.” -Hilary Davidson, author of the Damage Done