Fiction. THE COMPLETE CHARLIE MARTENS TRILOGY is gathered together for the first time: VERNON DOWNS/WORLD GONE WATER/GARDEN LAKES. Charlie Martens is a man desperate for stability in an otherwise peripatetic life. An explosion that killed his parents when he was young robbed him of any chance for normalcy and he was shuttled from relative to relative, left alone to decipher the world he encountered in order to cobble together an answer as to how he should live. Three novels in one omnibus edition.
Jaime Clarke is a graduate of the University of Arizona and holds an MFA from Bennington College. He is the author of the novels VERNON DOWNS/WORLD GON WATER/GARDEN LAKES: THE COMPLETE CHARLIE MARTENS TRILOGY (Roundabout Press, 2021), MINOR CHARACTERS: STORIES (Roundabout Press, 2021), We're So Famous, Vernon Downs, World Gone Water, and Garden Lakes; editor of the anthologies Don't You Forget About Me: Contemporary Writers on the Films of John Hughes, Conversations with Jonathan Lethem, and Talk Show: On the Couch with Contemporary Writers; and co-editor of the anthologies No Near Exit: Writers Select Their Favorite Work from Post Road Magazine (with Mary Cotton) and Boston Noir 2: The Classics (with Dennis Lehane and Mary Cotton). He is a founding editor of the literary magazine Post Road, now published at Boston College, and co-owner, with his wife, of Newtonville Books, an independent bookstore in Boston.Author City: BOSTON, MA USA