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Fiction. Presenting Q, a hero for our times, who travels from riches to rags and back faster than the most intrepid entrepeneur. Born into upper-middle-class comfort but suddenly finding himself homeless and destitute, he learns to live on the street and to eat out of dumpsters. At first cowing and regularly beaten, he quickly toughens and becomes a legend of the street and the rails. His many careers include stints as a Christian (glossolalic) rapper, a yacht-hopping jet-setter, and mercenary. His improbable adventures are a parable of our age.
"Bill Lavender's Q is a charming, provocative, philosophical picaresque with attitude. In fact, on top of being a parable and an adventure, it's a very literary exploration of every kind of attitude you would or could want—towards fate, towards materialism, towards our precarious and thoroughly absurd and hellbent times—Q is a joy to read, and a joy to ponder."—Moira Crone
"A Voltaire for our consumer society, Bill Lavender has created apicaresque novel that travels not so much from country to country as from book to book. At times poetic, at other times philosophical, it concludes with advice that is no less wise than when Candide first offered it to his friends centuries ago: 'Tend your garden.'"—John Biguenet
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Bill Lavender is the publisher at Lavender Ink. He is the author of Q (Trembling Pillow Press, 2013), Memory Wing (Black Widow Press, 2011), Transfixion (Trembling Pillow Press, 2009), I of the Storm (Trembling Pillow Press, 2006), WHILE SLEEPING (Chax Press, 2004), LOOK THE UNIVERSE IS DREAMING (Potes and Poets, 2003), and Guest Chain (Lavender Ink, 1999). He also edited the anthology, Another South: Experimental Writing in the South (University of Alabama Press, 2003). His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous print magazines including Praire Schooner, JUBILAT, New Orleans Review, Gulf Coast Review, SKANKY POSSUM, YAWP, and Fell Swoop, and web publications including Exquisite Corpse, E●ratio, CanWeHaveOurBallBack, Moria, Big Bridge, and Nolafugees. He has published scholarship in Poetics Today and Contemporary Literature.
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Book Description Trembling Pillow Press, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M098872572X
Book Description Trembling Pillow Press, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11098872572X