Black Lawrence Press
January 21, 2010

Dutch Treatment by D.E. Fredd

This collection of three short stories, winner of the Black River Chapbook Competition, is about humans trying to understand themselves and each other, specifically across cultural borders, against the backdrop of war, and within the confines of marriage.

About the Author

D. E. Fredd lives in Townsend, Massachusetts. He has had fiction and poetry published in several journals and reviews including the Boston Literary Magazine, Connecticut Review, The Pedestal, Storyglossia, SNReview, eclectica and Menda City. His poetry has appeared in the Paumanok and Paris Reviews. He received the Theodore Hoepfner Award given by the Southern Humanities Review for the best short fiction of 2005 and was a 2006 Ontario Award Finalist. He won the 2006 Black River Chapbook Competition and received a 2007 Pushcart Special Mention Award.

Advance Praise

D.E. Fredd writes in the tradition of John Cheever, exploring the territory of the human heart with a keen eye and a wickedly precise pen. His characters know their weaknesses and their strengths, and their voices are raw, moving, and absolutely real. His stories are finely crafted windows on the wa y we love and hurt one another, told with humor and delicate grace. — Laurie Seidler, Editor, VerbSap

Whether writing about a gangster or a prison camp guard, D.E. Fredd makes strong use of voice. Vividly-drawn characters inhabit his challenging and insightful stories, which plumb the depths — and the darkness — of human experience. — Alyce Wilson, Editor, Wild Violet

Dutch Treatment is available for $9 from Black Lawrence Press.

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