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From the author of

The Undiscovered Island and
The Conjurer & Other Azorean Tales

a new novel

Shadowboxing With Bukowski

Shadowboxing with Bukowski

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Shadowboxing with Bukowski
Darrell Kastin
Publisher: Fomite Press
Distributor: Ingram
PubDate: May 2016
ISBN-10: 1942515375
ISBN-13: 978-1942515371
Price: $15.00
e-Book: $4.99
Pages: 251

Shadowboxing With Bukowski


Darrell Kastin's short, comic novel, Shadowboxing With Bukowski, is a finely written tale of a young man's misadventures in the book-selling trade and literary sub-culture of contemporary Los Angeles. The hero has a worthwhile, though romantic and ill-conceived dream--he is, after all, a lover of books and simply wants to share his love by selling good ones or, if necessary, giving them away. The narrative is self-deprecating and picaresque. Few books make me laugh out loud, but this one did.

~ Tom Jenks, editor Narrative Magazine, and novelist

I read it, and I LIKED it! Shadowboxing With Bukowski captured a moment in time that I remember very well. I think it adds another piece to the Buk legend.

~ John Martin, publisher, Black Sparrow Press.

Shadowboxing With Bukowski not only captures Bukowski's elusive (some say nonexistent) classic high grace, but offers a humorous, uncanny depiction of desperately running a bookstore while it was running itself out of success.  Fun stuff fluffing up the underground heart.

~ Douglas Blazek, poet,Ventriloquy of Light & Gutting Cats in Search of Fiddles, editor of The Bukowski Sampler, publisher/editor of Open Skull Press, Olé.


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