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Ani Katz is the author of books: A Good Man, Heavy Feather Review 3.4

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‘Our lives were good – great, even. We were happy and secure. We had everything we needed. There was no way for anyone to know – least of all me – that it would all end the way it did.’

Thomas Martin is everything a man is supposed to be. He has a beautiful wife and a loving daughter, a good house on Long Island, a flourishing career at a prestigious Manhattan advertising firm. He’s a good son and brother, taking it upon himself to support his ailing mother and adult sisters. He knows it’s his God-given duty to shield them, his girls, from the everyday horrors of the world.

But he has failed, and unspeakable tragedy has befallen his family.

Now, Thomas struggles to come to terms with what has become of his life. If only he can tell the story as he saw it, he believes he might find out how and why things unravelled so horribly; how he failed so disastrously.

Because Thomas Martin is a good man.

A Good Man is a dark and gripping novel of psychological suspense about a family man, in the wake of an horrifying, trying to work out where he went wrong. It is the debut of a bold and brilliant new talent.
Volume three, issue four of the Heavy Feather Review literary journal. Themed double-issue.

Cover by David Fleck.

Fiction by Matthew Beach, Rita Bullwinkel, Elise Burke, Christine Hennessey, Allegra Hyde, Ani Katz, Jack Kaulfus, John Madera, Kevin O’Cuinn, Marcus Pactor, Forrest Roth, Shawn Rubenfeld, John Scaggs, Angi Becker Stevens, Kelly Lynn Thomas, Dan Townsend, Brian Warfield, Troy James Weaver, and Theodore Wheeler. Poetry by Paul Allen, Priscilla Atkins, Jeremy Behreandt, Alyse Bensel, Meredith Blankinship, Luke Bloomfield, Justin Bond, Amaranth Borsuk, Conor Bracken, Matthew Broaddus, Joshua Butts, Andrew Cantrell, Paul Cunningham, Tyler Flynn Dorholt, Rachel Edelman, Brooke Ellsworth, Andy Fitch, Kyle Harvey, Chris Holdaway, M. Ann Hull, Kathleen Jones, Jared Joseph, Christopher Kennedy, Jill Khoury, Grant Kittrell, Tony Mancus, Eric Morris, Christina Olson, Mark Parsons, Vincent Poturica, Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes, Brad Rose, Phillip Gregory Spotswood, David Tomaloff, Michael Trocchia, Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Jim Whiteside, and Patrick Williams. Creative nonfiction by Jeff Chon, Jennifer H. Fortin, Cal Freeman, Sally J. Johnson, Megan Martin, and Joe Mayers. Comic by Nick Francis Potter. Collages by Erin Case. Art by Francesco Bongiorni and Ben Kehoe.