Klein's debut fiction collection brims with images of boys and men who just don't fit in. They have acne; they are drag queens; they have club feet; they are social misfits; some even have AIDS. His variety of protagonists sheds new light on the role of the outsider in a society obsessed with beauty and sex.
Praise for The Medicine Burns
Klein's evocation of both an individual and a culture maturing and entering a funereal phase is strong, and...economical language hammers these stories home with a single stroke. --Publishers Weekly
ABOUT ADAM KLEIN
Adam Klein is the author of story collection The Medicine Burns, the novel Tiny Ladies, and the artist monograph Jerome: After the Pageant. His work has appeared in Bomb, the New York Times At War Blog, and the Huffington Post.