Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower
A first collection of short stories from an up-and-coming author.
Maybe this story collection should be subtitled "Smart Men, Foolish Choices" or "Men Behaving Badly." Lots of things go awry for the (mostly male) protagonists of these stories, to the point where many of the plots are resemble a cross between The Young and the Restless and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. Still, great writing. If you like short stories, pick these up. A writer to watch.