A spare, short novel. Emotionally terse, sharply observed. This is post-Vietnam on the west coast where the travelling is still easy and being on the road is still good, but now its not a matter of listening to bop on the radio and smoking joyful joints à la Kerouac. Its moving drugs by Greyhound bus across the border for the mob. Its staving off panic attacks at the first sign of intimacy. Its sex without emotion, and hallucinatory hospitals, broken-down vets, and the murder of your own mother as a merciful release into the little of untouched nature that is left.
"It seems unbelievable that he has never published fiction before." Joyce Carol Oates
Christopher Adamson is a new writer, and the author of the novella The Road to Jewel Beach; he has also published two short stories, "Living in the Present" which appeared in Ontario in Review, 2004, and "A Hot Day in Paris" - which was the recipient of the 2006 Carter V. Cooper Memorial Prize for Short Fiction - and also appeared in Ontario in Review, 2007.
THE ROAD TO JEWEL BEACH - Christopher Adamson
Fiction; 6 x 9 92 pages: 9781550966176
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