The Open Lift
    Tobias Seamon
One of the joys of reading genre fiction is in seeing how individual writers use, manipulate and challenge conventions. In "The Open Lift" Tobias Seamon takes up the standard British-style detective tale and carves almost everything away from the story but the conventions, with the following marvelous result. It's like a ham rendered down to half a cup of rich, rich stock.


Tobias Seamon has published in such journals as Cutbank, McSweeney's, The Mississippi Review, and Snow Monkey. He lives in Albany, NY, where he co-edits Whalelane, an online journal of the arts (


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