Heavy Metal

Andrew Bourelle (Author)

Product Details

Autumn House Press
Publish Date
February 07, 2017
6.0 X 0.6 X 8.9 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author

ANDREW BOURELLE'S novel, Heavy Metal, was the winner of the 2016 Autumn House Press Fiction Contest. Bourelle has published numerous short stories in literary magazines and fiction anthologies, including The Best American Mystery Stories. He teaches writing at the University of New Mexico.


...while Heavy Metal deals with many dark subjects, it's also a story about brothers, bonds, first loves and even hope. All of these themes add up to a brilliant story that is both entertaining and captivating. http: //www.mymiamicounty.com/heavy-metal--Matt Bayman "My Miami County" (1/31/2017 12:00:00 AM)
Nearly everything I want in a novel, I found in Heavy Metal: scumbag teenagers, '80s rock, Taco Bell (so much shit goes down at the Taco Bell). But what I like most about it is the way Bourelle leans into metal's essential uncoolness. The main characters are dorky. They smoke and chug beer, but they spend most of their free time mixing Jell-O and ketchup into milk and daring each other to drink it, smashing up already smashed-up cars at the junkyard, and playing Judas Priest deep cuts during dates. Bourelle couples this refusal to glamorize with a tenderness for his characters. Even when they are at their worst, he asks you to love them. And it's hard not to. http: //fictionwritersreview.com/review/heavy-metal-by-andrew-bourelle/--Emily Nagin "Fiction Writers Review" (7/3/2017 12:00:00 AM)
Reading this novel awakened a painful nostalgia that made me pucker like I'd just bitten into a fresh square of grape-flavored Hubba Bubba. Imagine a John Hughes film colliding with S.E. Hinton's THE OUTSIDERS and then paint that image just a shade or two darker.--Anne Weyer "Mid-American Review" (1/1/2018 12:00:00 AM)