Fiction. Rochelle Owens hails the stories in SWEET POTATOES as "brilliantly rendered, with resonances of Rabelais, Voltaire, and Mickey Spillane." Harry Mathews calls them "exuberant and richly varied." In each story, an unnamed narrator tells extraordinary tales about parents, lovers, wives good and bad, businessproblems and other afflictions that consume our days. In what he calls the Alphabet stories, Rowan plays with autobiography but, as he notes, "the game is a form, not a congeries of facts." Lou Rowan's stories and essays have appeared regularly in publications devoted to the avant-garde. He is also the editor of the literary magazine, Golden Handcuffs Review, which publishes the innovative work of global authors, along with new discoveries.
About the Author
A native of Southern California, Lou Rowan began his writing career in New York City, where he earned his living as teacher and as an institutional investor. He lives and writes in Seattle. His current projects include a novel about the losing of the West, a sequel to My Last Days, stories, and his editorial duties at Golden Handcuffs Review.