Trigger Man is a superb collection of stories capturing
the gritty spirit of Detroit and the sometimes grim circumstances
of the characters shaped by its industry and economics. Grounded on
the bleak streets of the Motor City, these stories also explore the
mythical Up North," the idealized country of many Detroit workers'
fantasyan escape from the concrete and metal reality of their
daily lives. Daniels' characters are resilient and defiant,
inhabiting a world that has often placed them on the margins of
society, scouring a declining region for spiritual providence.
Building on Daniels' earlier collections of stories, Trigger
Man brings vivid life to individuals struggling both to remain
in and to flee the city that once sustained them.