Gregory Galloway

Rick and Frank are recovering addicts and accomplished house thieves. They do not steal randomly – – they steal according to order, hired by a mysterious handler. The jobs run routinely until they’re tasked with taking a seemingly worthless trophy: an object that generates interest and obsession out of proportion to its apparent value.

Just as the robbery is completed, the two are involved in a freak car accident that sets off a chain of events and Frank disappears with the trophy. As Rick tries to find Frank, he is forced to confront his past, upending both his livelihood and his sense of reality. The narrative builds steadily into a powerful and shocking climax.  Reveling in its con-artistry and double-crosses, Just Thieves is a nail-biting, noirish exploration of the working lives of two unforgettable crooks and the hidden forces that rule and ruin their lives.

Gregory Galloway is the author of the Alex Award-winning novel, As Simple As Snow, and the short story collection, Careful & Other Stories. His second novel, The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand, was published in Feb. 2013. Galloway has an M.A. from the University of Iowa, and an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Gregory Galloway will read from his latest book, Just Thieves, Saturday, October 23 at 11:30 a.m. in the Iowa City Public Library, meeting room A. This event is in-person and also available on Zoom. Click here to access the Zoom link.