Dennis Vickers Quotes

Dennis Vickers
  • Dennis Vickers

  • Born: in Winner, South Dakota, The United States.

  • Description: Surprisingly, truth is best told through fiction. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Of course, lies are best told through nonfiction, but I don’t do that. With fiction, the story can be about almost anything so long as it has the stuff of life in it. The stuff of life -- aye, there’s the rub.

    Like bears and Sasquatch, Dennis Vickers lives in the north woods. Sometimes he teaches philosophy and creative writing at a tribal college; other times he holds up in a river cottage and writes this stuff. As the previous sentence proves, he knows how to work semicolons and isn’t afraid to use them.

    Book-length fiction:
    1. Witless: Rural communities clash in 18th Century Wisconsin.
    2. Bluehart: Life story of fictional blues accordion player.
    3. Second Virtue: Courage -- where it comes from and where it goes.
    4. Adam’s Apple: Life story of congressman who fucks his mother. You thought they all did?
    5. Passing through Paradise: Narrative collage mixing quest story with love story with satyr play. No salt.
    6. Between the Shadow and the Soul: Love and lust, or maybe the other way.
    7. Mikawadizi Storms: Open pit mine vs. pristine forest. You decide.
    8. Double Exposures: Collection of short stories, some realism, all magical.
    9. Only Breath: Ghost story wrapped in a mystery wrapped in waxed paper.
    10. Only Words: Lost-love quest story set in neolithic Europe told by the words themselves.