Just regular people
Creston Lea brings the quaint feeling of the New England countryside right to your hands in this one-of-a-kind debut, full of charming characters guaranteed to move readers. A collection of vivid short stories about complex people who live small-town lives, Wild Punch is a creative masterpiece. Every story is a bit dark, with an overwhelming shadow of loneliness that looms over the diverse characters: a Gulf War vet, a motorcycle racer, just regular people. But each character has enough charisma to carry you through the depressing nature of his or her story and keep you reading until the end. Intriguing and believable, Lea’s characters breathe life into his words and never cease to bring emotion to the reader. It is impossible not to feel the struggle and the fight inside of each sad character as you learn the interesting ways they are connected to each other through their environment.