Starkweather Dreams

Christopher Conlon, author of poetry collections Gilbert and Garbo in LoveThe Weeping Time, and Mary Falls and the novel Midnight on Mourn Street turns his attention to the short, violent lives of Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate. With a haunting depth and sensitivity, Conlon explores the possibilities that made human beings turn savage in the middle of America, and follows the doomed pair on a bloodthirsty journey made all the more tragic by its reality.