Monday, April 29, 2013

The Audio Series: Donald O'Donovan

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.

Today, we are treated to an excerpt of Night Train,  read by author Donald O'Donovan. O'Donovan, author of the picaresque autobiographical novels Night Train, Highway and Tarantula Woman, was born in Cooperstown, New York. A teenage runaway, he rode freights and hitchhiked across America, served in the US Army with the 82nd Airborne Division, lived in Mexico, and worked at more than 200 occupations including long distance truck driver, undertaker and roller skate repairman. His newest novel, Orgasmo, will be published in June 2013, along with a collection, Twenty Thousand Years in Disneyland. Donald O’Donovan lives mostly in Los Angeles.

Click the soundcloud link below to experience Donald O'Donovan reading from Night Train. 

The word on Night Train:

Fast, furious, unforgettable and set against the backdrop of a crumbling civilization, NIGHT TRAIN follows arch-outsider Jerzy Mulvaney in an audacious account of what it means to be homeless on the streets of Los Angeles.
*lifted from goodreads with love

1 comment:

  1. This is a great novel. One of my favorites, really. It's changed the way I view Los Angeles, poverty, homelessness, and the American Dream.