This poetry collection brings to mind Nathanael West's novella Day of the Locust. It examines the sun-baked denizens of Hollywood with all their posturing, their sound and fury--all amounting to nothing. This is a world of sad ciphers; ready to make a deal, do lunch, and who never really connect to anything remotely human. Flynn writes with humor, irony and empathy about this strange milieu.
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About the Author
John Flynn (www.basilrosa.com), who also writes as Basil Rosa, has published five poetry chapbooks, a book of poems, Moments Between Cities, and translations from the Romanian of Nicolae Dabija, Blackbird Once Wild Now Tame. He’s earned awards from New England Poetry Club, and U.S. Peace Corps. His novel Heaven Is A City Where Your Language Isn’t Spoken is forthcoming from Cervena Barva Press (www.cervenabarvapress.com).