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!
In the title story, a young father struggles to escape the specter of his upbringing, yet finds himself pulled towards it as he raises his own son. Raw and unflinching in its portrayal of parenthood, Neil paints a portrait of both tenderness and cruelty, taking the reader on an emotional journey that ends with an astonishing revelation. A Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize nominated writer, Bradley is increasingly recognized as a master of flash fiction.
“True to publisher, Whisk(e)y Tit’s vision, J. Bradley’s Neil and Other Stories is a collection of considerable playfulness and beauty, of daring and intellectual rigor. The stories by themselves are exciting, moving, thought-provoking. As a collection, it’s a breathtakingly fresh, innovative thrill-ride.”. – Kathy FishBuy on Amazon. Buy here Enjoy!
The second book in the Postal Child series, PARLAY takes you deep into the internal world created by Postal Child hero Whitey Whitlock to escape the horror of his own reality. Filled with pirate pigeons led by Captain Whitey himself, Parlay’s adventures are best left to the birds..
"PARLAY is a weirdly beautiful trip into the alt-universe of Whitey Whitlock (protaganist of "Postal Child") as he prepares his crew of pirate birds to set sail from Brooklyn -- sex, drugs, pipes, hickies, and a very unexpected sweetness offer a new kind of novel." – Tina Satter, Half StraddleBuy on Amazon. Buy here PARLAY!
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.
(just a nip)
Stefan O. Rak, author of Adventures of Bastard and M.E. (2018) is a New York…January 22, 2019 standard
Steven Adkins’ The Ice Mine was selected as the first release in NIPS,…December 27, 2018 standard
Saturday, August 25 Vermont-based independent publisher Whisk(e)y Tit holds its first benefit event…August 19, 2018 standard