The Life and Times of Gary Bolenko is an innovative work of experimental literature about a frustrated artist who struggles to compose a biography that truly captures the glory of its subject's artistic achievement.
After being swept off his feet by a performance of Gary Bolenko's avant-garde musical piece "A Song for Radio," Jordano becomes fixated on Bolenko-who he sees as the very embodiment of his highest artistic ideals. What most would just call static, Jordano perceives as heavenly sounds conveying the apogee of innovation and the plight of the modern age.
When Jordano returns home to his quiet life with his partner, Elizabeth, his attempts to learn more about this artistic genius lead him to contact Gary, who eventually invites the couple to visit him in New York City. There, Jordano revels in lively conversations about art and aesthetics with new acquaintances in the city's vibrant underground art scene.
But when Jordano begins writing a biography to introduce the great artist to a global audience, frustration sets in once again as he becomes plagued by self-doubt and an obsession to finish the project.
Edgy and empowering, this concise novella expresses a unique philosophy about art and life.
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About the Author
Jordano Bortolotto is the author of The All-New American Radio Car, a novella in two parts, and the pioneer of "pop literature."
An occultist and ceremonial magician, he is currently working on a collection of essays about the magic of the West, as well as a novel seeking to redeem certain misunderstood deities.
Bortolotto resides in Sudbury, Ontario.