In my adult life, I’ve been a trial attorney, a politician, a bureaucrat, a lobbyist, and (I like to think) an observant witness to human behavior. I’ve tried to combine all of them in my debut novel, Diary of a Small Fish. My creative writing began at the University of Vermont in the mid-1970’s, where I was very fortunate to have studied under award winning authors...Read More
Pete Morin’s debut novel is a darkly funny, often sardonic look at the underbelly of Massachusetts politics. When ex-rep Paul Forté is served with a subpoena to testify about his golfing with a lobbyist pal, he is pulled into a labyrinth of the criminal justice system for which he is ill prepared. Following the code of honor and telling the truth just isn’t going to...Read More
"The fast-paced twists and turns, the huge cast of vivid characters, the intriguing world of politics and corruption, the rich detail of the Boston setting and the whipsmart dialogue all collude to reel you in. I found myself thinking about this world and these characters for days after I finished the novel."
– J.J. Marsh, for Words With Jam (SZ)Read more
“Each of these stories evokes empathy, emotion, and identification. There is much humanity in this short volume; I suspect that for me, memories of these characters will linger forever…This small volume of stories was constructed with loving care, and it shows. I will buy more of the author’s work with pleasure. Easy to give it five stars.”
– Rebecca Lochlann, reader (UT)Read more
"The technical aspects of the trial are beautifully handled. The dialogue is rich and often darkly funny.
"A story that’s fairly simple and straightforward on the surface, but with some complex layers of depth. Tightly written, brilliant characterization. "
– Rob Grindstaff, AZRead more