The Return of “Shock SuspenS”

My latest piece is up at “First of the Month.”

Here’s a portion:

Goshkin mentioned that the horrors catalogued in Eric Foner’s review of Margaret Burnham’s By Hands Now Known: Jim Crow’s Legal Executioners, (W.W. Norton. 2022) had traveled down his arm, his spoon and re-chilled his breakfast yogurt, the editor asked if he wanted to review it himself. Goshkin doubted he could add to the discussion. He feared his fall back attitude – “Cheeky,” a fan in Edinburgh once called it – would ill suit the conversation. “Sure,” he said.