Fiction. California Interest. Tim Kirk writes and edits a collection of stories set in a world where THE FERAL BOY WHO LIVES IN GRIFFITH PARK exists. The largest urban park in the nation, dwarfing New York's Central Park by five-to-one, is the fertile ground where new myths and legends grow. A murderous western swing guitarist, a golf caddie turned tabloid writer, a pair of tweakers at their first parent support group, a suicidal father taking his last hike, and other stories span the decades of life in Los Angeles. Featuring stories by David Carpenter, Patrick Cooper, Rob Zabrecky, Steve Newman, Tim Davis, and Josh Lawson."I've always thought of Griffith Park as L.A.'s Transylvania. Sure during the day—especially on a Sunday when everyone is barbequing (sic), listening to the congas or making love behind the old zoo—it's a carnival. But for many years I ran its hills late at night, under full moons and in fogs, sometimes accompanied by an owl and coyote, and believe me, another world lives there. The Wild Boy is real and you will relish these Borges-like gems of story-telling."—Mike Davis"I loved reading this weird and wonderful anthology. The stories are so beautifully written; I felt a visceral reaction to so much of the imagery. If you grew up in Greater Los Angeles, you will get this so hard. If you didn't, this book will make you feel like you did."—Jane Wiedlin
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Tim Kirk is a writer and filmmaker whose puppet plays have lit up the internet. He is the author of THE FERAL BOY WHO LIVES IN GRIFFITH PARK and the Western novel BURNT. His films include Sex Madness Revealed, The Mystery of Durango, and the faux audio commentary Director's Commentary: Terror of Frankenstein. He has produced Room 237, The Nightmare, And With Him Came The West, A Glitch in the Matrix, and The El Duce Tapes.