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Martin Preib

Martin Preib was born in Chicago and lived much of his life outside Detroit. He worked as a small town journalist, a union reformer in Chicago, and spent ten years as a doorman–all before becoming a cop. “The Wagon” is his first nationally published work.


The Wagon

Summer 2005 | Essays

The dead seek the lowest places in Chicago. We find them in basements, laundry rooms, on floors next to couches, sticking out of parked cars or shrubs next to the sidewalk. It is more than gravity that pulls them down, for in every dead body there is [...]