Resume Speed by Guinotte Wise
Wise’s first collection of short stories, the award-winning Night Train, Cold Beer, was blunt, honest, cinematic. This collection, Resume Speed, is also visually keen, and each story gives you the impression of having entered a town where, though the city limit sign welcomes you, something is amiss. As each story ends, you punch the accelerator to get to the next. From noir to ironic, flash fiction to longer form, Resume Speed is an odyssey of exceptional storytelling. “I’ll just give you a warning this time. Have a nice day,” as the cop behind the mirrored sunglasses might say.