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Western Lit: Erika Krouse’s Novel ‘Contenders’ Is Full of Welcome Surprises, Surprising Upheavals

Each chapter of Contenders—Colorado writer Erika Krouse’s sharp, fresh debut novel of love, street fighting and deep-rooted disaffection—begins with a brief parable from martial arts lore or Asian folk traditions. In one, a squirrel tells a bird that he knows 15 ways to escape a fox. The bird, however, knows only one way: He flies. […]