In Deep Autumn, a young girl suffers brain damage after falling from a tree and is venerated as a saint with healing abilities by her neighbors; a Ouija board session draws blood, while a survivor of childhood trauma tries not to float; the block where sixty-four souls were consumed in eight houses becomes consecrated ground; a couple are trapped in a motel room by the ghosts of what might have been and what will never be; a writer recovering from addiction is seduced by the legend of the Lord's Finger; and a young girl finds the seeds of escape in the drawings dropped from a second story window by a boy forever locked away. These tales and more explore the melancholia and occasional madness that comes when the mornings are as dark as the nights and the crunch of dead leaves underfoot serve as a reminder of the reckoning of the season.
This is the time of the dares. This is a time to let go. This is Deep Autumn.
|Publisher:||Silk Raven Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)|
About the Author
Deep Autumn is Michael-Patrick's first book. This is the revised second edition. He has two other books available, the novel Saving Magdalene and I See No Angels, a collection of three novellas. He has also written music criticism for magazines.
His literary heroes include John Irving, Joyce Carol Oates, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charles Dickens, Edith Wharton, J.R.R. Tolkien, Virginia Woolf, and more.
Michael-Patrick writes every morning from 5:30 to 8:30 while playing (relatively) loud music. Please do not call him during those hours; he will not hear the phone.
The author believes that one of the keys to writing is rewriting-again and again and again. A good dictionary and plenty of tea also help.
Michael-Patrick graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arcadia University with an English degree. He also attended La Salle University and went to high school at Holy Ghost Preparatory School.