Overview

March of Time and Skin and Flotsam for Jetsam author Jeff Stewart takes you on a long-awaited journey down a dystopian vortex of short stories in Dead Birds Hot. “January” embeds us into the mirrored collage of an oppressed bartender, whose days and nights are blended nightmares he struggles through as his job and dramatic girlfriend break down the remaining echoes of a future he sees slipping away. “Glory” goes deep into San Francisco’s Chinatown as a young deviant gets more from his sex addiction than he ever ...
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Dead Birds Hot

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Overview

March of Time and Skin and Flotsam for Jetsam author Jeff Stewart takes you on a long-awaited journey down a dystopian vortex of short stories in Dead Birds Hot. “January” embeds us into the mirrored collage of an oppressed bartender, whose days and nights are blended nightmares he struggles through as his job and dramatic girlfriend break down the remaining echoes of a future he sees slipping away. “Glory” goes deep into San Francisco’s Chinatown as a young deviant gets more from his sex addiction than he ever imagined, then into the shoes of a framer's assistant in “Get Big,” where the young man’s only highlights are fractured memories of weekend parties and pride in his shared slum rental. In a rooming house in Portland, Oregon, a loner named Jack reaches his boiling point in “Life for All of This.” On the other coast, in a Philadelphia apartment of an old high school friend with bent proclivities, a writer on tour encounters the delusions and frustrations of the people close to him as well as an impaired reader with a bizarre obsession in “Wreckedge.” Take a booze addled look at a man whose existence is liquid resentment mixed with humor and a vomit soaked ferret in “47th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard” while “Retribution” takes a sideways stroll through Manhattan with Sonny, a man at war with illusions he didn't create and cannot escape. “And Another Thing About Texas” exposes the bare heart of a runaway couple waiting on the clock to strike Angel’s eighteenth birthday in order to end their frightening gauntlet, while “He Couldn’t Die Young” puts a foundry worker named Mickey into focus while he fights the blues of family displacement and the tragedy of routine.
Wrap "Dead Birds Hot" into your grey matter, and take a drive down these pages of sweat, dirt, and broken teeth.
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Editorial Reviews

DP review - DP Patrick
“Dead Birds Hot gives voice to those folks who occupy the fringes. Nomadic laborers. Bartenders. Artists. Thieves. Prostitutes. Jeff Stewart's country is one littered with cigarette butts, empty bottles, and maybe even a little blood Fortunately for us, Stewart tempers all this brutality and vice with a big ol' dose of levity. We get a little redemption; we have a little fun in the midst of the madness. You may feel a little abused by the end, but you'll be grinning." -DP Review, Oregon
Independent Author's Review - Jaime Mathis
“Read Dead Birds Hot Because:

1. You’ve never had your brain burned by poetic prose before and you want that literary high.

2. You desire to hear dirty, sexy, raspy voices in your ear telling you of dingy dreams and your place in them.

3. You want to meet the new, reluctantly misanthropic genius of literature.”

—The Independent Author’s Review
Novelist - David Burdett
This brand of literature demands the true reader. The person like myself who doesn’t just read to while away the hours, but ingests the written word the way others stare at a train wreck. The power. The weave. The intent. From the first story to the last poem this is not a book to be skimmed. It’s a man’s work to keep himself from drowning.”
—David Burdett, author, The Road To Happy Destiny, Seminal, and If Life Makes You Sad Commit Suicide
David Burdett
This brand of literature demands the true reader. The person like myself who doesn’t just read to while away the hours, but ingests the written word the way others stare at a train wreck. The power. The weave. The intent. From the first story to the last poem this is not a book to be skimmed. It’s a man’s work to keep himself from drowning.”
— David Burdett author, The Road To Happy Destiny, Seminal, and If Life Makes You Sad Commit Suicide
DP Patrick
“Dead Birds Hot gives voice to those folks who occupy the fringes. Nomadic laborers. Bartenders. Artists. Thieves. Prostitutes. Jeff Stewart's country is one littered with cigarette butts, empty bottles, and maybe even a little blood Fortunately for us, Stewart tempers all this brutality and vice with a big ol' dose of levity. We get a little redemption; we have a little fun in the midst of the madness. You may feel a little abused by the end, but you'll be grinning." -DP Review, Oregon
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012515681
  • Publisher: Jeff Stewart
  • Publication date: 1/1/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 570,455
  • File size: 217 KB

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