The current edition of Poets and Writers features a profile of Wisconsin author David Rhodes. As a young man in the 1970s, Rhodes was extremely successful novelist, publishing The Last Fair Deal Going Down, The Easter House, and Rock Island Line. Then a motorcycle accident left him paralyzed from the sternum down.
Rhodes kept on writing. Now he has a soon-to-be-released new novel, Driftless. An excerpt from Driftless appears in Poets and Writers.
Additionally, a new paperback edition of Rock Island Line is being released. More information about both books, and the author, is available from Milkweed Editions.
From what I've read, I'm looking forward to checking out David Rhodes work.