Through the Windshield

Through the Windshield

by Mike DeCapite, Michael DeCapite

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BN ID: 2940148389156
Publisher: Sparkle Street Books
Publication date: 09/14/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 457
File size: 754 KB

About the Author

Through the Windshield was begun on an Olympia Traveller-model typewriter in an attic room with old-lady pink floral wallpaper and one big window above a quiet street in London in 1985 and completed on a different portable Olympia in a smoky, disordered kitchen with a backyard view in Brooklyn five years later. The first draft of it, anyway. Excerpts were published first in three issues of CUZ magazine in the late eighties, but the book went unpublished until DeCapite published it himself with his Sparkle Street Books in 1998. DeCapite’s second novel, Ruined for Life!, was begun on a desk-model Olympia in a laundry room in San Francisco in 1994 and completed on a Sony laptop a dozen years later, give or take, back in Brooklyn. Excerpts from it have appeared in 3:AM Magazine and Sensitive Skin. DeCapite’s other published work includes the chapbooks Sitting Pretty (CUZ Editions, 1999) and Creamsicle Blue (Sparkle Street, 2012) and the prose collection Radiant Fog (Sparkle Street, 2013). DeCapite lives in New York.

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Through the Windshield 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This true to life story of 2 good friends is very entertaining reading. The tales of Ed with hookers and gamblers made me laugh so hard my stomach hurt. I never read a book with over 400 pages until this one came out and I wish it was longer!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Tom Waits song writ large--really great book by a man with a haunting voice. The scene in the strip tease bar is worth the price of admission. Cleveland never looked so beautifully bad.