Building on his highly praised and nationally honored debut novel, The Sasquatch Murder (A Love Story), Jeffery Viles shifts gears to a fiction collection with something for everyone in PecuLIAR Fabrications.
An ordinary Joe finds himself assaulted by deer and wrestling a wrestler. A devoted brother turned hit man prowls the Oscars with a gun in his belt. A cuckolded former big-league pitcher flees to Paris and meets a heart-stopping beauty. A father injured in a car wreck takes solace in a letter written to himself decades earlier. Fake-news Christmas letters squeeze absurdity to hilarious levels, while intermittent "word pictures" give the reader reasons to pause and ponder.
PecuLIAR Fabrications is a one-of-a-kind book, both heartfelt and humorous, that readers will find a pleasure to digest.
Jeffery Viles is a former journalist and freelance writer who spent the last four decades as a serial entrepreneur. He founded, grew, and sold half a dozen different, successful businesses during those years. They covered a wide range: petroleum distribution, residential development and construction, a French bakery café, hotel ownership and commercial real estate development. His debut novel, The Sasquatch Murder (A Love Story), earned enthusiastic reviews and was a national finalist in two separate best-novel contests. He lives and works in Columbia, Missouri, where his partner, Rebekah, acts as his first responder and tolerates his habit of reading work aloud to test its rhythm.