There is no empty jargon in Abyss, no Christian-speak or airy mysticism. Wiman’s prose is elegant and surprising at every turn.
Byington’s latest employs a rigid devotion to deadpan, keeping the story’s humanity at a safe and manageable distance, locked behind walls of dispassion.
In his music and in his life, Willie Nelson genuinely cares about the little guy in a way that never seems contrived like so many other country music acts.
“First of all you have to recognize that you’re not a decision maker, but you can influence decisions.”