The Black River Chapbook Competition Winner


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Dutch Treatment

Publication Date: July 2007


Winner of the 2006 Black River Chapbook Competition

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.


“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

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

About the Author

D.E. Fredd

D.E. Fredd lives in Townsend, Massachusetts. He has had fiction, poetry and essays published in several journals and reviews. He received the Theodore Hoepfner Award given by the Southern Humanities Review for the best short fiction of 2005, was a 2006 Ontario Award Finalist and received a 2007 Pushcart Special Mention Award. His short story chapbook, Dutch Treatment, was selected as the winner of the Fall 2006 Black River Chapbook Competition.

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