America: infrastructure collapse, routine mass slaughter of children in their schools, made-up border crises, nooses hung in town squares, peak christian hypocrisy, agribusiness and pink goo and the deregulation of the FDA, sporadic global trade wars in the name of American greatness, democracy itself a twig snap away from avalanche. We aren’t sure we’ll survive it, but we have no choice but to react to it, and we’re not wonks. Very few texts can capture what’s in the hearts and minds of any thinking person in America like J. Bradley.
Chimera Aoki is a 20-something New Yorker, easy in love and working on a book of famous last words. Arthur Noyes is older, secretive, existential. They meet through Chimera’s girlfriend, and are brought together and flung apart through a cosmic collision of coincidence and deceit. Heavily interwoven with Abrahamic religious influences, THE BOOK OF THE LAST WORD culminates with Chimera discovering Arthur’s secret and having to decide if what Arthur has done is either immensely beneficial or horrifically damaging.
Because starving to death is no excuse for a lousy meal. Joey Truman, today’s “poet of the appetites,” pays tribute to food, and all who have eaten it, in Whiskey Tit’s first foray into food writing, Cooking Cockroach. From dented cans and found foods to homemade spices, immerse yourself into methods, tips, and poor person’s techniques in making delicious food without delicious amounts of dollars. From taco burgers and hot pot to campfire chicken legs, Joey wastes not a dime nor a morsel while charming the masses with his one-of-a-kind kitchen skills.
"A smart, entertaining book from an exciting new writer that darkly and hilariously subverts the cookbook genre." – James Oseland, editor-in-chief of World Food, author of Jimmy Neurosis.
Runner-up, Paris Literary Prize. When she met the best engineer of dams at the railway station, her inside pleasantly warmed to medium rare. At the end of a two-minute small talk, she sensed that Mr. Winter, skipping the intermediate phases, was already overcooked.
“Being a writer always comes from within a person. It always shows itself. But when I was young I thought, ‘Can I write at all? Can I write in a language that is not my own?’” Read more at Wild Detectives.Buy on Amazon. Buy here
A return to philosophical sci-fi with a contemporary edge, Adkins' first novella The Ice Mine follows Ric Bream, a happily married family man whose return to addiction and recovery puts him at odds with the futurist society that surrounds him.
Bream then rediscovers the Ice Mine, an elusive place and idea, and embarks on a journey of mind, body, and soul towards mythical landscapes, unknown creatures, and a sinister subculture that could mean to his salvation, or the end.
"William Burroughs meets Heart of Darkness. Well worth the read. Kudos to Adkins on his first novel... definitely want to read more of his books.”. – Alex McCBuy on Amazon. Buy here Enjoy!
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Stefan O. Rak, author of Adventures of Bastard and M.E. (2018) is a New York…January 22, 2019 standard
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