Fiction. Ken, the publisher, here. I don't often laugh, cry, and spit food on my computer screen simultaneously, but this book made that happen. You'll meet Nick, a hapless pawn in the world of global capital brand management consulting. And his girlfriend Sadie Parish, the first domestic suicide bomber. And his boss, emperor of bullshit, Pontius J. LaBar. And PJ's dreaded orangutan. It's a hilarious, heartbreaking, painfully smart satire that guides you through the high dollar swamps of modern industry.
"The world of Eric Raymond's winning novel may be the 'post-idea economy,' but rest assured, the book is never post-smart, or post-funny. It's a rollicking and inventive corporate (and cultural) satire—get in now at the ground floor, people."—Sam Lipsyte
"In a world where cash has become language, Eric Raymond's CONFESSIONS FROM A DARK WOOD wastes no syllable in converting cultural mechanisms into a well-oiled, wise-cracking machine. Smart as Saunders, tight as Ellis, but banking waters of its own, after this one we'll no longer 'forget they built the Magic Kingdom on swamps.'"—Blake Butler
Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA
Eric Raymond is a working writer in San Francisco. He was born in Daytona Beach and grew up in DeLand, Florida. He attended Stetson University in DeLand and the Bennington Writing Seminars in Bennington, Vermont. CONFESSIONS FROM A DARK WOOD is his first novel. He lives in the Cole Valley neighborhood with his wife, Kim, and daughter, Ella.
Reviews and Other Links
Evan Karp @ San Francisco Weekly
Mary-Kim Arnold @ HTMLGIANT
Gabe Durham @ The Collagist
Jim Ruland @ San Diego CityBeat
Kathleen Brazie @ Charlotte's Viewpoint
Curtis Dawkins @ BULL Men's Fiction
Kevin Thomas @ The Rumpus
Michael Schaub @ Salon
Chris Vola @ PANK