"K.M. Cholewa is a muscular writer," says Leah Joki, author of Juilliard to Jail. "Cholewa’s writing is hard to put down. Praise for a strong voice in literature!” K.M. Cholewa's characters are vividly and beautifully drawn, sweeping readers into their world and drawing readers into the matrices of their lives. Shaking Out the Dead, Cholewa's first novel is compassionate, aching, and deeply human.