This breathtaking collage memoir in stark prose poetry takes place in a post-industrial upstate New York town. With gimlet-eyed clarity, the author gives equal weight to the momentous and the mundane, spanning the arrest of her former lover for pedophilia, her work as a rehabilitation counselor for the severely and persistently mentally ill, and the death of her mother and aunt.
Deft, precise, elegant, KNICKPOINT emerges uncategorizable, transcending what we know of poetry, essay, the novel. With this savage and graceful pastoral, Margaret Wedge has revealed herself to be a master cartographer of the liminal space.
A haunting, magnificent book. As savage and as intelligent as the day is long. — Cara Hoffman
Adventures of Bastard and M.E. is a pataphysical romp through a seedy underworld of criminal comic characters.
Bastard and Miguel Evangelista are old friends who reconnect after years of exile and death. Inspired by the discovery of a new wonder-drug they call the White Dove, the newly reunited founding members of the Organization assemble a crew and launch a new operation.
Enter the world of Silverfish, where a young man attempts to discover his identity amidst a world of increasing isolation and horror. His basement room is full of wires, rats, and silverfish. He doesn't know his name or where he came from, only that he is the caretaker in a house of drugs, sex, and mindless violence.
With taut language and gritty description, readers will be wrapped tight by the tentacles in the story. This is literary fiction with an edge, language that'll bite you back. Buy on Amazon. Buy here Enjoy!
Shortlisted for the Tibor Jones Pageturner Prize, Svetlana Lavochkina’s Zap is a multi-generational burlesque family saga whose characters form dynasties embroiled in the polyphonic tragicomedy of relationships and unfulfilled dreams. On sale with NYC release party October 5, 2017.
14 MAY: I Contain Multitudes: Kostelanetz catalogues his many historical confreres in solar circumnavigation in his latest piece of textual poetry.
Continuous Dialogue: “Does the author of such short dialogues understand the inviolate requirements of fiction?” So reflects a speaker, or many speakers, or all the speakers, of these abstractions exploring the metaphysical, the anatomical, the sacred, and the profane/mundane.
Honor or suicide. It was a direct order. A choice to be made. And nobody but he could make it.
Gustav Heimlich was an inept Nazi. According to his superiors. He had failed in his duties to the Vaterland. He wasn’t exactly certain what he had done. He was certain he would find out. That is, if he chose honor.
Gustav’s job isn’t pleasant, and it definitely isn’t for the faint of heart. But is anything these days? Buy a copy. Read it.
Yarrow Paisley’s first full-length collection, I, No Other is a cerebral defibrillator you forgot had been implanted until it routinely – and unexpectedly – shocks you back to life. They may hurt at times, dear reader, the jolts of these agitations, but it is a vital hurt.
With a cast of narrators on the brink of discovery in all its forms, I, No Other collects Yarrow Paisley’s most exquisite absurdist interludes. Buy a copy. Read it.
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