Fiction. This powerful, character-driven tale follows Larry Simmons through several life-changing events as 1957 looms on the horizon. Should he continue his athletic aspirations? Will he be inspired by more poetry? What does high school mean to him? And what is happening with Cameron Mitchell?
"This novel's great charm is its subtly contained melancholy, its fragile dreams modestly conveyed, its sufferings cast in the best possible light by a young man who always takes the high road even when there isn't one. Larry is one of the most lovable and heart-breaking characters in any book I've read in some time."—Elizabeth McKenzie
Don Skiles is the author of four collections of short fiction: Miss America and Other Stories, The James Dean Jacket Story,, RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT (Pelekinesis, 2017), and ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE ORDINARY (Pelekinesis, 2020). He also wrote the novel FOOTBALL (Pelekinesis, 2014). His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Catamaran, Chicago Quarterly Review, Journal of Experimental Fiction, MungBeing, Over The Transom, Quaartsiluni, Your Golden Sun Still Shines (anth.), and ZYX. His poetry appears in three books from Viking Dog Press/Conehenge Studios (with the work of the painter Claribel Cone): 18 Views of San Francisco, Sono Choushi! and Blue Rhapsody.
Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA