The Love Book

The Love Book

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by Ken Wohlrob
     
 
Five gritty, absurd and darkly comic tales. Five characters at a crossroads in their lives. While recovering in a New Jersey motel room, an obese female pro-wrestler is confronted by the demons of her past, as old memories she long ago wanted to bury keep surfacing. An Italian man who has a fetish for Asian women meets his match when he starts dating an Asian woman

Overview

Five gritty, absurd and darkly comic tales. Five characters at a crossroads in their lives. While recovering in a New Jersey motel room, an obese female pro-wrestler is confronted by the demons of her past, as old memories she long ago wanted to bury keep surfacing. An Italian man who has a fetish for Asian women meets his match when he starts dating an Asian woman with a fetish for Italian men. A woman who loses her right arm in a car accident tries to return to normal life and subjects herself to the horrors of online dating. A man obsessed with time has recurring dreams that he is always late for odd events and struggles with his psychiatrist to figure out the source of his fixation. An epidemic of suicide hits a retirement community in Ohio and one couple begins to question the value of their final days together. These are very modern fables, with a great heart, a very biting sense of humor, and fully-fleshed out characters that you can sink your teeth into. Hear the audio version at www.kenwohlrob.com.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615171425
Publisher:
Bully Press
Publication date:
12/18/2007
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

What People are saying about this

Tim Hall
"When Ken decided to shut down Bully, I wondered what he was going to do. The Love Book is part of the answer to that. Ken has transformed himself in the last several years from a Menckenesque curmudgeon, hilariously skewering all aspects of pop culture, to a serious short story writer with a truly original and refreshing vision. These are stories that actually dare to be about things-that is, they have characters who are invested, committed, or otherwise trapped in certain strange or absurd lives who are looking for freedom and release. It's the basis of all great fiction, imo."--(Tim Hall, author of Half Empty and Triumph of the Won't)
Mike Bennett
"If The Velvet Underground's debut had been a short story collection, it may well have read like The Love Book."--(Mike Bennett, author of One Among The Sleepless and Hall of Mirrors)

Meet the Author

Ken Wohlrob was the cofounder and editor of Bully Magazine from 1998-2003. THE LOVE BOOK is his first collection of short stories. It is also available as an audiobook podcast from Podiobooks, which you can listen to via iTunes or Podiobooks.com. He lives in Brooklyn, NY which is a hell of a lot better than where you live.

His writing has appeared in Opium, The New York Press, Go Metric, Friction Magazine, FreeWilliamsburg, Motel, and AlcoholReviews.com, and Book: The Sequel. In 2006, he became a co-founder--along with indie writers Tim Hall, Brian Cogan, and Mike Faloon--of the Blacksmiths For Literary Progress.

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