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Western Lit: ‘Middle Men’ Tells Comedic Tales About People Who Can’t Quite Achieve Success

The stories in Jim Gavin’s debut collection, Middle Men, are darkly comedic accounts of defeat. A second-rate teenage basketball player, a Meals on Wheels driver and a toilet salesman, among others, aspire to reach beyond mediocrity in love and work and play. But failure, that great leveler, always fences them in. Gavin, a New Yorker […]