Dear Americans. Today is the official release date for my collection of short stories, Debris. Published here in Canada this past September, by Biblioasis. I know that some of you have circumvented international literary boundaries and got it direct before today. But, now everyone else will be able to achieve a copy as well, even possibly from physically walking into a store of books and picking it up off a shelf. Or, more likely, telling the clerk to order one while they judge you…
There isn’t much in the way of US press or anything on this one. And by not much, I mean pretty much none whatsoever. But at least it exists worldwide now (I believe), and will be available in bookstores and libraries so that people can see what it might look like if Daniel Woodrell or Cormac McCarthy were a few decades younger and knew of snowmobile crime families and gravel pit fights out near Port McNicoll.
I did manage to get a playlist done for Largehearted Boy, the excellent music/literary site run by David Gutowski out of New York. He does one hell of a job putting up content from emerging and established authors, like Sarah Gerard, Nancy Jo Cullen, Audrey Niffenegger, Bret Easton Ellis, and Aimee Bender. I’ve mentioned that I write to music always, and I tried to get all the Drive-By Truckers I could in there. Of course, it got way out of hand. But that’ll be up on February 15th.
If anything else happens, or if I ever have plans to get down to the US, I’ll let everyone know. Until then, thanks for the support on both sides of the 49th parallel.