Our new audio series "The Authors Read. We Listen." is an incredibly special one for us. Hatched in a NYC club during BEA week, this feature requires more work of the author than any of the ones that have come before. And that makes it all the more sweeter when you see, or rather, hear them read excerpts from their own novels, in their own voices, the way their stories were meant to be heard.
Last week we listened to Collin Kelley read from his short story collection Kiss Shot. Click here if you missed it.
Today, Herocious is reading an excerpt from his novel Austin Nights, which had been reviewed here on TNBBC. Born in Miami to a Colombian woman and an Anglo man, herocious has pieces of himself scattered across the internet and his nail clippings float in some oceans. He edits TheOpenEnd. Like Don DeLillo, he believes each word triggers an electrical impulse inside our brains. When a perfect string of tiny explosions goes off, both readers and writers experience the deepest kind of pleasure. Austin Nights is his first novel.
The word on Austin Nights:
Bridget had a fierce desire for survival which made her a fighter. Michael had a hankering after immortality which made him a useless dreamer. And that was the great difference between these two Austin transplants who loved each other so well.