David McConnell

David McConnell is the author of the novels The SIlver Hearted (2010) and The Firebrat (2003). His newest book, American Honor Killings: Desire and Rage Among Men (Akashic, 2013), from which this piece is excerpted, is a narrative of hate crimes in the U.S. His short fiction and journalism have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies, including The Literary Review (UK), Granta, and Prospect Magazine (UK). He lives in New York City.