“I felt like I was diving into a YA written by Thomas Pynchon. It was a dang blast! ”
—Geoff Herbach, bestselling author of Stupid Fast (on Me and Mr. Cigar)
“Brian Allen Carr’s Opioid, Indiana is a propulsive, haunting novel taking the reader through the week of a family on the fringes of collapse. Carr’s spare prose and ability to write about struggle in such a powerful way will surely mark him as an important writer to watch. I loved it! ”
—Brandon Hobson, National Book Award Finalist and author of Where the Dead Sit Talking
Opioid, Indiana is narrated by an orphan, who from the outside could be called broken, yet his days are lit by sideways kindnesses and glimmery wonder. Full of gorgeous language and wild insights, by the end it seems possible that everything is going to be okay. I burned through his world with him.”
—Nick Flynn, author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City