MOHAWK is the literary equivalent of a great rock song: fast, catchy, rugged, and a little rough around the edges. It pulls the reader along on the raw, animated, inspiring, and sometimes quixotic... More > life of musician Shawn Patrick Thomas Daley—a life marked by music, the military, family, cancer, studio sessions, secret siblings, death, life, love, friendships both long and short, and everything in between. As captured by Paul Fuhr (“A Fortune for the Undertow”), MOHAWK is a book that’s as compelling as it is real and as hilariously profane as it is honest.< Less
Ivan Gilbert’s MY BROTHER MARRIED GROUCHO MARX is a travelogue, journal, and personal narrative all wrapped into one—a deeply moving, rousing and oftentimes hilarious collection of essays... More > that chart Gilbert’s storied life from his childhood in 1920s Ohio to the present day.
With a life marked by medicine, the Great Depression, family strife, Judaism, championship fencing, the rise of a highly successful national shoe chain, world travel, lost loves and young loves and true loves, World War II and many other detours along the way, Gilbert’s past is recounted with elegant prose and quiet profundities.
MY BROTHER MARRIED GROUCHO MARX allows us to experience his growth from being a callow youth simply trying to meet women (and afraid he’ll succeed) to a reflective man wizened by the past. It’s an affecting meditation on time, the nature of family, and what everyone leaves behind after they’re gone.< Less
One unthinkable disaster plunges the village of Caulfield into chaos in this gripping collection from author Paul Fuhr -- an event that binds, divides, and haunts everyone in its shadow. "A... More > Fortune for the Undertow" is a shattered portrait of small-town America, exploring both the darkest secrets of Caulfield and how the epic can be found in the everyday. Teeming with characters who are connected by something unknown (and perhaps otherworldly), this collection reveals much about the nature of family, identity, and what we all leave behind.< Less
The second anthology from the acclaimed literary journal PARADIGM, featuring carefully-selected fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from 2008. Also features interviews with novelists Charlie Huston... More > ("Caught Stealing") and Louis Bayard ("Mr. Timothy"), comedian Michael Showalter ("Wet Hot American Summer"), crop-circle designer John Lundberg, musician Joey Cape (Lagwagon), among many others. Introduction by bestselling novelist Steve Alten ("MEG").< Less