Middle Men cover image“Jim Gavin’s Middle Men is perfectly titled — these are characters gloriously unaware of how adrift they are. Gnostic high school basketballers, romantic pursuers, open mic comedians — I’ve rarely seen such a keen depiction of souls so out of focus. These stories — especially “Elephant Doors” — brought back some hilarious, uncomfortable memories for me. Immerse yourself! Immerse!”

Patton Oswalt, author of Zombie Spaceship Wasteland


“Jim Gavin’s stories are wise and funny and not at all afraid of the dark, or the light. Middle Men is a very powerful debut.”
Sam Lipsyte, author of The Ask