Critically acclaimed indie publisher and author J. A. Tyler reads from his novella, Girl With Oars and Man Dying (Aqueous Books, 2011). Following the reading is a Q&A session you'll want to take advantage of. Come prepared with questions for the author.
Girl With Oars & Man Dying is not a story at all. It is not written. It is not about a girl and her father. It is not about a girl and her brother. It is not about their father chopping wood. It is not about their father dying. It is not about the death that their father breathes when he dies. It is not about a last breath. It is not about rape or incest or abortion. It is not about violence. It is not about being above everything, looking down, remembering it all. It is not a story that is written. It is not a story. There is no story. This is no story.
J. A. Tyler is founding editor of Mud Luscious Press and author of ten books, including Inconceivable Wilson (Scrambler Books), A Man of Glass & All the Ways We Have Failed (Fugue State Press) and, with John Dermot Woods, the image text novel No One Told Me I Would Disappear (Jaded Ibis Press). His fiction and poetry have appeared in Sleepingfish, New York Tyrant, Fairy Tale Review, Caketrain, Diagram , and others. For more, visit: http://chokeonthesewords.com.