Stephen Beachy Distortion

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During a year that resembles 1991, with war and its aftermath as the constant background noise, Reggie is bouncing around the country, hustling and trying to stave off personal catastrophe. With his own drug-addled sense of history merging with revelation, and his own destiny merging with something he begins to suspect is evil, the scope of the catastrophe seems increasingly cosmic in proportions. In a landscape of airplane disasters, arson fires, emergent viruses and the confounding stew of humanity in the backseats of Greyhound buses, his story intersects a variety of characters equally unmoored from the reference points and false hopes offered by a mutating social order. The barely communicable dreams of indie film directors, occultist producers, punk poets, aspiring actresses and refugees trapped in their own stories of impending doom reduce the quest for love to rubble, leaving only a conflicted yearning for apocalypse in its place. Distortion is a prophetic book peering beneath the surface of American life to discover how much will be risked for the sake of transformation.

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Stephen Beachy is the author of the novel The Whistling Song and the twin novellas Some Phantom/No Time Flat; Distortion was originally published in a much less attractive version in 2000. His fiction has appeared in BOMB, Best Gay American Fiction, High Risk 2, the Chicago Review, Blithe House Quarterly, Madder Love: Queer Men and the Precincts of Surrealism, and elsewhere. His nonfiction and criticism has been published in New York Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, the San Francisco Bay Guardian and the anthologies Love, Castro Street and Life As We Show It: Writing on Film. His next novel, boneyard, a collaboration with a disturbed Amish boy, is forthcoming. He lives in California.

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Distortion works on a different wavelength from most fiction being published today. It gets you initially at an unconscious level, infiltrating your thoughts and presenting a world where the constant drone of TV news and MTV mixes with the hopes and demons of the disenfranchised...Violence, disaster, sex, love, and cruelty ripple through the book like unscrambled broadcasts of a premium cable channel. --Jim Tushinski

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