Williamson, Eric Miles East Bay Grease

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East Bay Grease

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In a tough portrayal of adolescent survival and life on the edge, a young man growing up in 1960s and 1970s Oakland finds solace in music when he moves into a very tough neighborhood with his near-crazy father. A first novel. 15,000 first printing. Tour.

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"A foster son of old Jack London--in every best sense--Eric Williamson gives us not only the sorrow and the pity of a tough Oakland life, but--stand back--a lyrical reminder that white trumpet players are people too." --Barry Hannah, author of Geronimo Rex and Bats Out of Hell

"What an enriching book East Bay Grease is, absorbing the reader in a fascinating drama of violence and hope, pathos and grace. Eric Miles Williamson combines a sharp contemporary sensibility with solid storytelling virtues, but more than that, he returns to American fiction an understanding of class and social structure, and their effects on character--a tender yet unsentimental view of the underdog reminiscent of the best of Stephen Crane, Jack London, and John Steinbeck." --Tracy Daugherty, author of What Falls Away and The Woman in the Oil Field

"This passionate story about a numbing, if not brutalizing, blue-collar upbringing reminds me of Richard Price's first novel, and signifies to me the arrival of a new and explosive writer tapped into the raw nerve of underdog America." --Ronald Sukenick, author of Down and In: Life in the Underground and Up

About the Author:

Eric Miles Williamson grew up in Oakland, California. He has worked as a gunite man, demolitionist, and professional jazz trumpeter. His fiction has been published in The Southern Review, Iowa Review, Chelsea, and elsewhere, and he has been awarded an NEA grant for fiction. He lives with his wife and daughter in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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