Big-time thanks to Jason Marc Harris for the smart review of Any Deadly Thing in the latest issue of Mid-American Review:
"With his engaging narrative voice and well-paced prose, Kesey dramatizes moments of extremity through characters who struggle to reconcile their burden of guilt and the impulse to do something that helps. (...) This pattern of revelation during debasement is part of the glorious nature of Kesey's misfits in misery in Any Deadly Thing. Wrong about so much in their lives, their moments of clarity, companionship, and agency stand out all the brighter amid the dirt and doubt."
And the review aside, it's a bang-up issue, including a story by Mark Brazaitis, poetry by Erin Lyndal Martin, and a translation chapbook of work by Helge Torvund translated by Jeanie Shaterian.