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Martin Preib reads from The Wagon

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In the latest episode of our podcast, Chicago Audio Works, Chicago Police officer, author, one-time doorman, union organizer, and bouncer Martin Prieb reads from his new book The Wagon and Other Stories from the City and answers a few questions about his work and writing.
Inspired by Preib’s daily life as a policeman—as well as his many other experiences working in the Windy City’s service sector—The Wagon offers a view of city life from the vantage point of one of it’s newest most trenchant, and authentic chroniclers. With material that ranges from noir-like reports of police work to streetwise meditations on life and darkly humorous accounts of his other occupations, The Wagon brings the city of Chicago to life in ways that readers will long remember.
For more read this review in this week’s issue of the Chicago Reader (scroll down to the bottom of the page), or read a story from the book: “Body Bags.”
Hear more readings, interviews, and other features from our authors on Chicago Audio Works.