Hello, My Name is Henry is a heartfelt exploration of small-town life in the Rust Belt. It's about how hard it is leave home, even when you know home is a dead-end.
The main character Henry works the graveyard shift in a convenience store, dealing with drunks and drug addicts while dreaming of a way out. When a chance accident brings Henry's past into focus, the question of whether he can build a future beyond Brooksville's dilapidated downtown becomes more urgent than ever.
This is the first novel by Micah Schnabel, who is both a founding member of the band Two Cow Garage and a prolific solo artist. The book's prose reflects the same incisive emotional observations and keen attention to detail long seen in his lyrics.
"A heart-wrecking novel about those who remain in a dying midwestern town. A story of the forgotten and passed-by. Henry, the graveyard-shift cashier at a mini-mart, will stay with the reader for months after the last page is finished."
- Willy Vlautin, author of the novels The Motel Life, Northline, Lean on Pete, The Free, and Don't Skip Out On Me.
"A perceptive depiction of reality addressing the dissolution of the American Dream mythos. The disarming familiarity of the writing humanizes the political/economic causes that fuel the narrative."
- Julien Baker, musician (Sprained Ankle, Turn Out The Lights)