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Nam By Robert McGowan
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Derived of the author’s Vietnam War experience, the thirty-seven stories in this sometimes harrowing, sometimes hilarious collection look back at the Vietnam War from a distance of forty or... More > more years, nearly a half-century, and via the perspectives of not only the soldiers themselves, but also their children, spouses, siblings, parents, friends. Nothing comparable to this collection exists within the literature growing out of the Vietnam War. NAM is hardly just another batch of macho war stories. These short fictions, most of them memoir-based, neither glorify nor even excuse war but come forward instead as eloquent testament to the tragic lunacy of it.< Less
Back By Steve Hussy
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“I had learnt that teachers are almost exclusively smug, phony left-wing, backstabbing, pseudo-intellectual, frequently stupid, hypocritical cunts. But I better explain all that. “And... More > why you need to run, fucking run, from them.” --- After quitting teaching in his late twenties, Steve Hussy became an editor of Murder Slim Press. He then became penniless due to be being screwed over by one of his co-editors. Forced back into teaching, he follows a series of rules to ensure that he keeps his job... whilst constantly watching and writing about the strange and often repellent hundred-plus teachers that he works with. For Hussy, his students are rarely the downside of the job... The true pitfall is the charmless, corporate face of modern education. --- Hussy's sparse, venomous writing - first in STEPS and then in numerous literary magazines - has drawn comparisons to the darkest and most honest confessional writers.< Less
Loners By Mark SaFranko
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Murderers and serial killers...Jilted lovers and outcasts... Broken men and lost women.... Loners. Cutting across genres for more than 20 years, Mark SaFranko has excelled in charting the life of... More > the outsider. This collection includes nine of SaFranko's stories... all shot through with his trademark realism. 'New York Times' bestselling crime author Seymour Shubin ['Anyone's My Name'] introduces the stories, hailing Loners as "a collection of brilliant short stories that had me twisting inwardly as I read them...They are magnificent." Mark SaFranko's tales will appeal to fans of the first-person realism of Fante and Bukowksi, while the spiralling effects of being an outsider have drawn comparisons to Harry Crews ['The Gospel Singer'] and Chester Himes ['A Rage In Harlem']. Some of the stories will shock ["Just Next Door"], some will thrill ["Alley Night"], some will provoke thought ["Life Change"] but all have the page-turning energy of writers such as Joe R. Lansdale ['Mucho Mojo'].< Less
The Angel By Tommy Trantino
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Out of print for almost 30 years, Tommy Trantino’s 'Lock The Lock' is a lost classic of authentic literature read by a precious few. This chapbook collects the central story of 'Lock The... More > Lock': “The Angel,” which charts the events surrounding Trantino’s arrest and conviction for the murder of two New Jersey policemen in 1963. Lauded by the leading writers and thinkers of its generation, “The Angel” is essential reading for lovers of gritty, outsider literature. “I haven’t read a book in a long time that has hit me so hard -- a book so fierce, so poetic, so wise, so heartbreaking.” [HOWARD ZINN] “Tommy Trantino has given us the works - from A to TZZIT. He has put it all in one book replete with maniacal illustrations as a handbook to Eternity.” [HENRY MILLER] “I hear Trantino calling to the soul of the world, in his own language, by his own hand. Who can change the world? Just one person in one prison cell... a caller of the Great Call.” [ALLEN GINSBERG]< Less
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Steps By Steve Hussy
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“To read Steps is to experience the thrill and disgust of real human emotion, to see the absurdities at the heart of all relationships revealed under the spotlights glare.” --- TONY... More > O’NEILL (From the introduction to Steps) “Hussy treads the same broken path that Messrs Bukowski and Fante have walked before him... Yet, he has a distinct poetic voice, a voice made his own.” --- SUSAN TOMASELLI (Dogmatika) Steps’ narrator faces a career filled with empty-headed liberals, a boarding-house full of grotesques, a girlfriend who can’t stand kissing him and a brain that won’t let any of it rest. But maybe - maybe - there’s another lesson for a teacher to learn. Available exclusively in this limited edition chapbook and set before SK#1’s Tara and SK#3’s Wilson, Steps charts the origins of Hussy’s days as a college and university lecturer.< Less
The Captain By Seymour Shubin
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"The Captain slept fitfully, kept waking from dreams he couldn't remember. The one he finally woke from in the morning left him frightened, but he didn’t know why. He calmed down, however,... More > when he recalled that this wasn't unusual. Sometimes, maybe three times, this would happen in the morning after an execution. "Soon he was fine. The two of them were gone; he had helped make the world a little better again." Captain Hughes was once a legendary member of his local police department. But now - reduced by dementia and a family tired of him - he is left to spend his final days in a nursing home. Yet one thing still drives the Captain... the need for justice. "'The Captain' is a heart-breaking account of dementia but, as with all of Shubin's books, it's not just a great crime novel, it's a great novel." --- STEVE HUSSY (Introduction to 'The Captain')< Less
Bank Blogger By Jeffrey Frye
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"Does my present world suck? Like a gaping chest wound. But it's all part of the ride. There's no sense in crying about it; nobody likes a whiny bank robber. If you like what you read, please... More > buy my books. If I get any poorer I'll be down eating sparrows with The Chinaman." [Jeffrey Frye, "Bank Blogger"] In 2012, Murder Slim Press received an unsolicited submission called "Prison Prose" from a notorious bank robber named Jeffrey Frye. What has followed is a long standing correspondance with Frye... and then's Bloggie-nominated Bank Robber's Blog. Bank Blogger is the first of numerous books that will collect stories unavailable on the Bank Robber's Blog, and provide you with the ultimate introduction to everyone's favourite felon. "Bank Blogger" is a limited edition chapbook of only 200 copies. You snooze, you lose. It's also packed with photos from Jeff's life inside and outside prison, and the various people that have an impact on his world.< Less
Why Me? By Seymour Shubin
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"It came one day, fully, by itself, without prodding, urging, even without thought: Does the river know the rower’s gone? Does the rower know the river is still here?" (Seymour... More > Shubin, 'Why Me?') In a writing career spanning over six decades, Seymour Shubin has focussed almost exclusively on fictional and crime stories. Whilst such crime classics as 'Anyone's My Name' and 'The Man From Yesterday' feature Shubin-like alter-egos, these forty poems mark his first truly autobiographical work. 'Why Me?' is by turns touching, funny and thought-provoking as Shubin looks back at his childhood in the Great Depression, the nature of loss and the shadow of death that looms over us all. Steve Hussy's introduction hails the book, highlighting that: "'Why Me?' communicates complex ideas with simplicity, honesty and skill. And, as a result, it's yet another form of writing that Seymour Shubin has mastered. What the hell will he do next?"< Less
Dirty Work By Mark SaFranko
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"Dirty Work" is the fourth of Mark SaFranko's series of Max Zajack novels and follows the critically acclaimed "Hating Olivia," "Lounge Lizard" and "God Bless... More > America." "Dirty Work" is the bridge between "God Bless America" and "Hating Olivia." Max has left school and is searching for a steady job that gives him enough sanity to survive...and enough free time to write. Drawing comparisons to both "Factotum" and "Death on the Installment Plan", the novel charts Max's struggles to make cash and become a great artist. As he writes: "How often does a man love what he’s doing? Once or twice in a lifetime if he’s lucky. For the artist it’s more complicated. He’s absorbed in himself, in his own inner machinery. The external world, the realm of dollars and cents, isn’t usually of much interest to him....I didn’t know what I was. But was I an artist? Where was the evidence? Right then and there I should have gotten up and walked out. But I didn’t. When I suffered, I tended to stay put and suffer more."< Less