Martin Prieb’s “The Wagon” at Newcity magazine
Newcity magazine recently published an except from Chicago police officer turned author Martin Preib’s new book The Wagon and Other Stories from the City—a collection inspired by Preib’s daily life as a policeman and his other jobs working in the city’s service sector.
The story begins:
The dead seek the lowest places in Chicago: We find them in basements, laundry rooms, on floors next to couches, sticking out of two parked cars or shrubs next to the sidewalk. It is more than gravity that pulls them down, for in every dead body there is something more willfully downward: the lowest possible place, the head sunken into the chest and turned toward the floor.