Fiction. SO MANY TRUE BELEIVERS gives voice to the wanton, the restless, and those hellbent on self-destruction. The Nat Mota School for at-risk youth is the nexus of Tyrone Jaeger's spiraling narrative; loosed from it is an array of characters yearning, raging, and chasing down their misguided dreams. There is Jeremy, mourning the loss of his girlfriend to a UFO cult; Harold, the betrayed husband exploring intimacy in unfamiliar waters; and Ginny, the teenage runaway hiding out with a band of video-obsessed squatters. Mystery, magic, and gritty realism are coiled against a backdrop of failed relationships and addictions in this darkly humorous debut collection depicting the frayed edges of the American psyche.
Tyrone Jaeger is the author of RADIO ELDORADO (Braddock Avenue Books, 2020), SO MANY TRUE BELIEVERS (Brassock Avenue Books, 2018), and the cross-genre novella The Runaway Note. His writing has appeared in the Oxford American, Southern Humanities Review, High Desert Journal, The Literary Review, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of the Porter Fund Literary Prize, and he has been a member of the faculty at Hendrix College since 2008. Born and raised in the Catskill Mountains, Tyrone lives on Beaverfork Lake, Arkansas, with his wife and daughter.Author City: CONWAY, AR USA