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Book Title: Good for Nothing|
The size of the: 24.42 MB
Edition: Skyscraper Publications
Date of issue: February 6th 2014
ISBN 13: 9780955181078
The author of the book: Brandon S. Graham
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books Good for Nothing:In this dark, comic satire, Flip Mellis believes his recent past would be best described as: a man with his feet planted on terra firma. As a husband and father he was a consistent breadwinner. As a business professional, he was a go-getter. For twenty years he did all that was expected of him, if not much more.
But a job loss in his middle years, in the midst of a national economic crisis, has knocked Flip squarely on his big, soft ass where he has been wallowing for nearly a year.
Over the course of one hectic week, replete with a cast of colourful characters, Flip is forced by circumstances of his own invention to finally get his life headed in the right direction. Like a pudgy, irritable toddler he carefully tests his balance and lurches forward, stumbling around absurd obstacles and grasping for any solid purchase. Good For Nothing is told with bleak and sometimes macbre tone that is lifted by its fast pace and quick verbal wit. Ultimately a spark of human resilience locked deep within the core of this deeply flawed protagonist begins to spread. The question becomes: will Flip's best efforts be enough to lead him safely to redemption or will they merely lead to a futile, purely graceless and quixotic crash.
Read information about the authorA transient Southerner by birth and heritage, Brandon Graham has lived, worked, and studied in eight different states and four different countries. He eventually settled near Chicago where he studied visual and written narrative at Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts.
If one belief has latched itself securely to his core during his travels, it is that narrative is the most powerful bridge across social, intellectual, emotional and geographic distances.
Brandon’s first short story was published in the journal Pleiades in 1990. Since then he has written for performance, artist’s books, book reviews, web content, mail art and many many zines. He has continued to publish poems and prose in literary journals, including the recent story Razed published in the experimental journal Little Bang. His books are included in several dozen special collections libraries throughout the United States including Yale, UCLA, Otis College of Art and Design, Emory University, and Ringling School of Design. In the past few years his book How To Gut A Fish was reviewed in The Blue Notebook, an art journal produced in London, England; and two of his visual books received awards at the International Book Arts Exhibition in Seoul South Korea.
Good For Nothing is his Debut novel.
Brandon continues to make art and write in Illinois where he lives with his lovely wife and two mostly sweet children, surrounded by a remarkable gang of friends and neighbors.
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