Wild West Allis: Every Story Ever Told About Mild, Wild West Allis, Wisconsin
Brian Jaeger, author
A rag-tag bunch of people from West Allis, WI, take on vampires in the final story. But that's inside the frame stories. And each character appears in several other stories. All told, the goal was to write every kind of story about several main characters all living in one place. It's like The Canterbury Tales or Bridge of San Luis Rey, only in an inner-ring suburb of Milwaukee, with some vampires. In reality, people can only take West Allis in small doses, so the use of short stories and poetry make the most sense. But nothing really makes sense in West Allis, so there's that with which to contend. Mostly, it's just a romp around a strange town with some even stranger people who come together to try to save the world.