John Duncan Talbird�s fiction is forthcoming or has appeared in South Carolina Review, Literary Imagination, Grain, Berkeley Fiction Review and descant among others. An English professor at Queensborough Community College, he has held writing residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. He is on the editorial board of Green Hills Literary Lantern and a frequent contributor to Quarterly Review of Film and Video. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the artist Melinda Yale, along with their irritable cat, Neko.
Daydream Nation (Ploughshares Solos)by John Duncan Talbird
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The year is 1989 in Los Angeles, and Miles Jameson is about to graduate from high school. The last big party of high school is approaching, along with the end of a turbulent decade, and Miles has only a vague desire to �work with his hands� (his girlfriend points out that this is a bit trite). Marked with the disaffection and apathy that filled a particular era, and that has always marked adolescence, author John Duncan Talbird gives us a rollicking and bacchanalian look at the challenge of making something of yourself, even when it seems there is little to work with.
About Ploughshares Solos
Ploughshares Solos is a digital-only series of stories, essays, and novellas published by Ploughshares Literary Magazine in Boston, MA. Pshares Singles launched on July 31, 2012. Roughly every month, a new Solo will be released on digital publishing commerce platforms.
Ploughshares, founded in 1971, publishes short stories, poems, and essays three times a year (April, August, and December). It has published the early work of some of today�s most respected writers, including Tim O�Brien, Sue Miller, Robert Pinsky, Jayne Anne Phillips, and Edward P. Jones. Over the years, Ploughshares has sometimes received longer submissions that were difficult to publish due to space considerations in the print issue. Ploughshares Solos is a forum for these lengthier stories and essays.
For more information about Ploughshares, visit www.pshares.org or connect on social media: @pshares, and Facebook.com/ploughshares. Current and back issues of Ploughshares are also available as eBooks.
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