Fiction. Bob Seger-loving, Dunkies-sipping, warding off the backslide. His band is The Steamrollers. His wife is Saundra (for now). His daughter is Nancy, and her favorite word is shampoo or loops or whatever friggin suits her.Through four seasons and a restless survey, Kelly's Roast Beef and Salisbury Beach, Steve Industry leaks his heart into his harmonica solo. Hilarious and tender, Ben Hersey's debut novel disgorges a powerful new vision of contemporary working class New England.
Ben Hersey is a writer and performance artist who has been featured at a wide variety of literary, performing arts, and music festivals. His experimental work draws from a wide variety of sources including contemporary poetry, noise, New England colonial history, genealogy and found texts.Hersey teaches writing and composition at Holyoke Community College and lives in Easthampton, MA with his wife and son. THE AUTOGRAPH OF STEVE INDUSTRY (Magic Helicopter Press, 2016) is his first novel.Author City: EASTHAMPTON, MA USA