Outwitting the expected

In the Winter 2015 issue of The Georgia Review, Benjamin Woodard offers a thoughtful review of THE EMPIRE OF THE DEAD.  Here is an excerpt:  Daugherty “is keenly aware of the tropes associated with the crises his protagonists navigate, and he makes a conscious effort to outwit the expected.  The result is a collection that chides . . . genre as much as it embraces its tone and trappings . . . darkly funny . . . [with] sly cross-purposes . . . THE EMPIRE OF THE DEAD deserves to flourish–both for the countering [narrative] moves it makes and for its own fine writing.”