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February 14, 2016


Martin Ott

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The stories of men, women and children are put under the spotlight as the difficult questions are asked and answered in Interrogations. The characters face themselves and their shadows in a series of intense stories published in top literary magazines such as Cimarron Review, The Literary Review, The Los Angeles Review, Nimrod, Sou'wester, and Zone 3
  • Paperback: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Fomite (January 31, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1942515421
  • ISBN-13: 978-1942515425

Martin Ott Born in Alaska and raised in Michigan, Martin Ott served as an interrogator in U.S. Army military intelligence. He moved to Los Angeles to attend the Masters of Professional Writing Program at USC, and often writes about his adopted city, including in the novel The Interrogator's Notebook (currently being pitched by Paradigm as a TV pilot) and poetry books Captive, De Novo Prize Winner, C&R Press and Underdays, Sandeen Prize Winner, University of Notre Dame Press (Fall 2015). Social and political themes are prevalent in all of his books, particularly Poets' Guide to America and Yankee Broadcast Network, coauthored with John F. Buckley, Brooklyn Arts Press and his short story collection, Interrogations, Fomite Press (Spring 2016). His Writeliving blog - - has been read by more than 25,000 people in 100+ countries. More at
This is a short story novel about the interrogation of people and how they face their intense secrets. The setting is Los Angeles, CA where women, men, and children face some hard questions that are asked and answered during interrogations. The characters come to the reality that they have to face some deep, dark secrets that have been lurking in their past.  Their stories were published in several well known literary magazines.  Facing your life, really facing it, all the lies and secrets that you have carried for so long and all of it has affected your family can be devastating and un-nerving. Many times the characters keep to their denial.  But Ott, smiles and goes around all the lies and deceit. He doesn't use brute force but uses the heart as a probe to go past the deceit and get to the truth.Grab a copy of INTERROGATIONS: Stories by Martin Ott and go past the lies and deceit of people as Mr, Ott interrogates them to get to the truth and the answers he needs.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 5 STARS.


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