In this unique new anthology of fiction, acclaimed masters and new voices offer stories concerned with the ultimate American tool and technology: firearms.
Guns, as instruments of war, self-defense, hunting, or skill, have been intrinsic to our history and myth for as long as we've been America. They've also figured large in American fiction, from Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales
through Crane's Red Badge of Courage
through Faulkner's classic "The Bear."
Although political questions about guns—who has them and who ought to have them, whether they should be restricted at all or freely available—have made these objects and their ownership almost undiscussable, Lock & Load
looks at firearms from a literary perspective.
Rather than taking a political stance, Lock & Load
brings readers the best stories available by living American writers. Artistically significant and thought-provoking, Lock & Load
offers fresh, contemporary takes on an archetypal American object.