"Immensely entertaining... a helluva plot, and a wonderful twist."
--Benjamin Whitmer, author of Pike and Cry Father
How Do You Like Your Blue-Eyed Boy? is suspenseful and erotic in equal measure, like a hybrid of Elmore Leonard and Henry Miller.
Andy Saunders knows how to survive. He survived all alone in Los Angeles as a teenager, and he survived in foreign combat zones as a soldier. He survived homelessness on the streets of Phoenix, Arizona, an unforgiving desert metropolis that is the fifth-largest city in the nation.
He's had enough of surviving, and now enjoys life, living with his girlfriend, working as a handyman, teaching martial arts and playing in a punk rock band. But, when a friend falls victim to a contract killing and the police do nothing, Saunders decides to make some inquiries--then finds that he has passed the point of no return, and that the killer is now hunting him. He once again must fight for survival, and the fight will lead him to a truth more awful than anything he has ever known.
The wide open spaces of Arizona turn dark and claustrophobic in this hyperviolent, hypersexual neo-noir tale of seething cruelty and rationalized evil.
About the Author
Barry Graham is a Scottish author, activist and Zen Buddhist monk who has written more than a dozen books of fiction, essays, poetry and Zen teachings. His novels are set in Scotland or the U.S.A. (where he lived for more than 20 years).
American Book Review called him "the awesome Barry Graham...where innovative writing meets issues that matter." Premiere (France) said he has "an uncompromising vision, but also full of tenderness and compassion, that makes him one of the most touching and interesting authors of his generation."
He is a socialist and urbanist, passionate about Scottish independence, public housing, public transport, sustainability and universal basic income.
He lives in Maryhill, Glasgow.