Matthew Henson and the Ice Temple of Harlem

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$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Agora Books
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.5 X 0.7 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781947993860

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About the Author

Gary Phillips is the son of a mechanic and a librarian. He was weaned on too many comic books, Dashiell Hammett stories, reruns of the original Twilight Zone, and experiences ranging from community organizer to delivering dog cages. His 1950s set graphic novel the Be-Bop Barbarians riffs on race relations, jazz, police brutality and the Red Scare. His novel Violent Spring was the first such mystery set in the aftermath of the 1992 civil unrest, and he edited the Anthony award-winning anthology, The Obama Inheritance: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir. He is story editor on FX's "Snowfall," about crack and the CIA in 1980s South Central where he grew up. Visit him at https: //gdphillips.com

Reviews

PRAISE FOR THE OBAMA INHERITANCE, EDITED BY GARY PHILLIPS AND WINNER OF THE 2018 ANTHONY AWARD FOR BEST ANTHOLOGY AND THE 2017 INDIE BOOK AWARD FOR ANTHOLOGIES, BRONEZ MEDAL
"Resistance takes many forms, particularly in the current political climate. Few methods of protest are as cheerfully strange and purposefully bizarre as THE OBAMA INHERITANCE." ―The Washington Post
"It's a commonplace these days to say that real life has become so unpredictable that it outstrips anything anyone could dream up in fiction. I think I'm guilty of having made that banal observation a few times. But that was before I read The Obama Inheritance, a collection of 15 stories so sly, fresh and Bizarro World witty, they reaffirm the resiliency of the artistic imagination." ―Maureen Corrigan, NPR Fresh Air
"Truth may be stranger than fiction, but why should the conspiracists have all the fun of creating fake narratives? ... Yet, running beneath the book's mockery of conspiracy fanatics, the unspoken question that I raised earlier persists: Why are there so many outlandish conspiracy theories about the Obamas? The answer, I believe, can best be detected as this book's authors do, through the lens of identity ― and I'm not talking only about race."―Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune
"Top 15 Recommended Fall reads!! . . . Still relevant." ―Newsweek
"Stories that are often humorous, always entertaining, and mostly non-political, and that make use of the more absurd conspiracies surrounding Barack Obama and his presidency." ―Mystery Scene Magazine
"There will no doubt be an abundance of interpretive, critical, but dryly academic books examining Barack Obama's two-terms as President. Phillips's story anthology stands a testament to how these same years inspired the artistic imagination. Regardless of your political views, THE OBAMA INHERITANCE belongs on the shelf of every reader who enjoys imaginative stories of the contemporary world."―Bookgasm
"Surreal, silly and sometimes shocking, the stories in "The Obama Inheritance" succeed in delivering a heady mix of thoughtful satire."―The Press Herald
"Some short story collections are eclectic. Some are ambitious. Some are utterly mad. This one is all three."―San Francisco Book Review

PRAISE FOR GARY PHILLIPS' THE UNDERBELLY
"Firmly rooted in the hard-boiled tradition." --Publishers Weekly
"Honesty, distinctive characters, absurdity, and good writing . . . are here in Phillips's work." --Washington Post
"Magrady's adventures, with a distinctive noir feeling and appreciation for comic books, started as a serialized mystery. An interview with Phillips enhances the package, offering a compelling perspective on race and class issues in South Central L.A." --Booklist
"The slimness of the edition belies the effort PM Press has made to contextualize radical narratives, with an interview and other supplementary materials included in the volume"--Molly Odintz, http: //crimereads.com/

OUTSTANDING ADVANCE PRAISE FOR MATTHEW HENSON AND THE ICE TEMPLE OF HARLEM

  • "Once again, Gary Philips displays his mastery of the pulp genre. Matthew Henson's already blinding star goes supernova in this wonderful romp into alternative history and larger-than-life classic adventure!"--John Jennings, Eisner Award-winning graphic novelist
  • "From its explosive beginning to its rollicking climax one exciting, pulp-driven ride. A gripping, entertaining novel that just won't let you go."--Brendan DuBois, award-wining and New York Times bestselling author