Hopeful Monsters - Roger McKnight - E-Book

Hopeful Monsters E-Book

Roger McKnight

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EBOOK PUBLICATION DATE: 9th August 2019


PAPERBACK PUBLICATION DATE: 30th August 2019


Roger McKnight is a very slick writer with an incredibly quirky sensibility. Miss him at your own peril.”
Mark SaFranko


"‘Hopeful Monsters’ is one of the best collections of linked stories I’ve ever read.”
– Donald Ray Pollock –


“These are stories full of compassion and humanity that beautifully evoke the plains of Minnesota from an exciting and authentic new voice in American letters.”
– James Miller –


Hopeful Monsters features an array of intriguing characters brought to life through elegant, often gritty specificity that illuminates what it is to be human.”
– Adam Lock –


"In the carefully rendered world of this collection, chance and circumstance bring disappointment and struggle, but also moments of precious hope.”
– Wendy Erskine – 


“This collection shows me why I read stories – to see beneath the surface of real lives and remember that I am not alone.”
– Jason Brown –


"Roger McKnight's prose tip toes across a vast landscape of sentiment, leaving the reader curious to learn more and hopeful like his monsters.”
– Michelle Blair Wilker –


This is what we talk about when we talk about hope. The prose is incandescent, the characters riveting, the themes complex. Roger McKnight is one savvy, lyrical, and fearless writer.”
John Dufresne –


Hopeful Monsters


Roger McKnight’s debut collection depicts individuals hampered by hardship, self-doubt, and societal indifference, who thanks to circumstance or chance, find glimmers of hope in life’s more inauspicious moments. Hopeful Monsters is a fictional reflection on Minnesota’s people that explores the state’s transformation from a homogeneous northern European ethnic enclave to a multi-national American state. Love, loss, and longing cross the globe from Somalia and Sweden to Maine and Minnesota as everyday folk struggle for self-realization. Idyllic lake sides and scorching city streets provide authentic backdrops for a collection that shines a flickering light on vital global social issues. Read and expect howling winds, both literal and figurative, directed your way by a writer of immense talent.


Roger McKnight


Roger McKnight hails from Little Egypt, a traditional farming and coal-mining region in downstate Illinois. He studied and taught English in Chicago, Sweden, and Puerto Rico. Roger relocated to Minnesota and taught Swedish and Scandinavian Studies. He now lives in the North Star State.


“There’s an interesting fusion within the stories. Larger, universal and global issues such as poverty, race and injustice are picked apart, but from a Minnesotan point of view. Wherever you are in the world, this pedestal will provide a fresh take on opinion and assumption, and definitely leave readers understanding themselves and the world that little bit better. Ultimately we learn that all humans, wherever they live and whatever their circumstance, exist according to a series of common threads. It’s a sobering read and is ideal for large group discussion settings such as book clubs and universities. There really is something here for everyone.”
– PR for Books –


“What I adored most about Hopeful Monsters was the fact that Roger highlighted the plight of several vulnerable groups within his stories. He wasn’t afraid to discuss sensitive topics such as suicide, homelessness, addiction, and mental health, creating an array of intriguing characters and scenarios to give a voice to the forgotten in our society.”
– Dan Stubbings –
The Dimensions Between Worlds

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