Good free book

Goodbye, Maggie (shortlisted for the 2019 Faulkner-Wisdom Prize) is FREE this week on Amazon (Kindle).

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Phil’s life becomes a fiasco of misdirection when his charismatic brother, Magnus, shows up with the news that he has murdered someone and asks for sanctuary. Magnus then disappears – with Phil’s girlfriend, Hermia – and Phil lands on an uneasy road trip through small town Louisiana with Gus, another rival for Hermia’s attention. Phil and Gus, white and black, find racism, madness, and unlikely friendships as they roll through the bayous and into New Orleans.


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7 thoughts on “Good free book

    • That’s what I need to hear. That’s a stylistic instinct and I don’t know if it works – probably from reading so much poetry and modernist fiction (e.g., Virginia Woolf, D H Lawrence, James Joyce and the like), where instead of focusing on a straight throughline to a clear ending (as in genre-based fiction) the focus circles down into the subjective spaces within and between characters, and on language use itself, with plot closures that are more suggestive than definitive. (My novel, “Mr. Robert’s Bones,” is an exception. Because it includes young adults as well as adults in the audience, it gives the clear throughline and ending that I think is more imperative for young readers.) In the case of my novels, I don’t know if this is generally a flaw, generally a strength, or varies per reader, but I AM taking notes, so thanks for the feedback. (Also, some characters reappear in other novels — e.g., a couple of characters from “Hippies” reappear in “Goodbye, Maggie,” but each novel is self-contained so you don’t need to read one to understand the other, but if you read one and would enjoy a little more context …. Anyway, thanks for reading and thanks for feedback.) Gary

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