The Root of Everything and Lightning: Two Novellas

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Price
$16.95
Publisher
Rebel Satori Press
Publish Date
Pages
204
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.5 X 0.47 inches | 0.58 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781608641581
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About the Author
Scott Alexander Hess earned his MFA in creative writing from The New School. He blogs for The Huffington Post and his writing has appeared in Genre Magazine, The Fix, and elsewhere. Hess co-wrote Tom in America, an award winning short film starring Sally Kirkland and Burt Young. His novel The Butcher's Sons was named a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2015 and his novel Skyscraper was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Hess now lives in Manhattan, New York with his partner.
Reviews

"Scott Alexander Hess's writing brims with elegant simplicity and pulses with fierce emotional insight." - Joe Okonkwo, author of Kiss the Scars on the Back of My Neck and Jazz Moon

"Historical fiction at its cutting-edge best." -Patrick E. Horrigan, author of Pennsylvania Station

"This is a story about the forces that shape us--the bonds of blood and love and nature. It's a riveting tale written with both heart and precision." -Jonathan Corcoran, author of The Rope Swing

"In The Root of Everything and Lightning, Scott Alexander Hess uncovers deep affinities between the wide-openness of the American landscape and the wide-eyed optimism of its people-cowmen and farmers, fortune tellers and hard laborers, queer fellows and new women. Sinuously constructed and simmering with eroticism, these short novels nevertheless pack emotional punch. Historical fiction at its cutting-edge best." -Patrick E. Horrigan, author of Pennsylvania Station

"As dense as the Black Forest and as magnificent as an old oak, The Root of Everything feels like flipping through a family album of three generations of men, in which Hess has captured brief moments to tell their entire stories of love in all its joy, sorrow and grief." -Jamie Brickhouse, author of Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze, Sex and My Mother

"The Root of Everything takes us from a cold forest in Germany to the complicated promised land of the American Midwest and beyond. This is a story about the forces that shape us-the bonds of blood and love and nature. It's a riveting tale written with both heart and precision." -Jonathan Corcoran, author of The Rope Swing