The latest two numbers in Frayed Edge Press' Street Smart Series of Short Fiction are now available!
#6 - "Make the Bear Be Nice" by Stephen St. Francis Decky. Both poignant and funny, this story concerns a homeless teen working nights cleaning movie theaters at a South Jersey cineplex. He forms an unlikely friendship with a former high-school classmate and his sister, while also struggling to come to terms with his estranged father. The story culminates with a chaotic uprising during a screening of an annoyingly ubiquitous summer blockbuster kids’ movie.
#7 - The Day is Gone by Shelonda Montgomery. In this story, a Chicago family’s lives are disrupted when two young brothers and their friend discover the body of a local store owner in a ditch. The children are so used to seeing violence in their neighborhood that they don’t bother telling anyone. When their mother finds out, it sets in motion a plan to move the family to a safer neighborhood. Complications arise when their father loses his job and abandons them, leaving their mother to ensure the safety of the family on her own.
Get your copies now and read more about all of the Street Smart Series titles here!
In Madison's Cave, an epistolary dialogue between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams by Douglas Anderson officially launched on September 14th. Get your copy now!
In a series of chapters that mimic those of his infamous book, Notes on the State of Virginia, Jefferson ushers Adams into the underworld of the human psyche, filled with both its monsters and its redemptive lessons. This experimental novel considers early American history, government & politics, education, race relations, and other themes that still resonate in modern American life.
"Anderson's Jefferson and Adams are fully breathing and believable; brilliant and wrong-headed; visionary and cantankerous; stimulating company from start to finish. In Madison's Cave is a quirky, one-of-a-kind feat."--Thomas Mallon, author of Henry and Clara and Fellow Travelers
Douglas Anderson was educated at Oberlin College and the University of Virginia. He was the Sterling-Goodman Professor of English at the University of Georgia, and has published a number of critical studies in American literature. He currently resides in Portland, OR.
Officially Launched - Daniel Hales' ¿Cómo Hacer Preguntas? or How To Make Questions: 69 Instructional Poems in English
Daniel Hales' new book, ¿Cómo Hacer Preguntas? or How To Make Questions: 69 Instructional Poems
in English, has officially launched! Enjoy watching the official launch party reading below, and find out more about the book by visiting this page.
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