This week's pick comes from Zach, Co-Publisher and Creative Director of Featherproof Books.
The Karaoke Singer's Guide to Self-Defense by Tim Kinsella
We're very excited to release this book by Chicago musician Tim Kinsella. It's written in this mind-twisting way, very dense prose. I think people will be surprised. It's not what you might expect from Tim, different than his lyrics or past projects. It's got a straight narrative, realistic plot, but this dark pall over everything. Everyone is strange, ambivalent, cruel. Sorta like a noir for the Midwest without any romance, heroism, or adventure. Unsexy noir. Where everyone sings Karaoke. I can't wait until people read this one. (Releases October 2011)
Zach Dodson has launched such experiments as Featherproof Books, Bleached Whale Design, and The Show N' Tell Show. He is the author of the hybrid typo/graphic novel, boring boring boring boring boring boring boring. His writing has appeared in Proximity, Monsters & Dust, ACM, and 30 Under 30: An Anthology of Innovative Fiction. He is currently working on a sci-fi/historical southwestern adventure romance about bats.