Tales From The Fringes

Tales From The Fringes

by Gabe Gott

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Overview

Tales from the Fringes, Gabe Gott's debut, features fifteen short stories that gives glimpses of what it's like to live where no one can expect anything to come easy and happy endings are relative.

"A Hipster Confession" has a twenty-something writer wannabe hanging out, smoking pot in his basement, wondering what the Hell he is doing with these people. In "Greasy", a guy who kind-of looks like John Lennon works at McDonald's and parties, sleeps around, and plays in a band, to no end. In "The Marriage Bed", a newly married man and almost-college-graduate considers the dilemma of having a baby with the love of his life and affording to do so.

Tales from the Fringes originally started as a fiction blog, the domain of which has since become the homepage of the author. In the collection, some of the stories have changed little from their blog original versions ("Retail Hell", "Survival"), and some have undergone heavy transformations ("Bug-bombed", originally titled "The Perfect Victim"). There are also several stories included that are being published for the first time ("A Hipster Confession", "Greasy", "The Marriage Bed", "The Circle", "The Other Side of Cool").

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016585673
Publisher: Gabriel Gott
Publication date: 10/31/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 162
File size: 230 KB

About the Author

Gabe plays guitar and drinks coffee, often head-banging while doing both. He is driven to writing like millions of other hopeless people. On January 14, 2014, he will be releasing his first novel, Out in the Garage, which is a coming of age story set in a small, rural Ohio town called Nodtown.

He has a natural leaning towards DIY/punk/indie culture and fully accepts and owns whatever label people wish to put upon him, which is currently "hipster". He grew up poor in rural Ohio and has spent his adult life in low-wage slave labor jobs to make ends meet while at the same time going to school when he could. Finally, after ten years of effort, in 2011, he earned his bachelor's degree in English Literature from Kent State University.

He is currently a graduate student/teaching assistant in the English Department at the University of Akron. His focus is 19th-20th century American literature; he is writing his thesis on Herman Melville's critique of American exceptionalism in Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile. He and his wife life in a 103-year-old house near the Highland Square neighborhood of Akron.

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