Who Killed Buster Sparkle?

Who Killed Buster Sparkle?

by John W Bateman

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Overview

A 2020 Nominee of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction, John W. Bateman's Who Killed Buster Sparkle? is more than a must-read....it's a must-be in the modern canon of literature.

When a drag queen named Peaches meets Buster, a Mississippi ghost with partial amnesia, questions of past, present, and future surface.

Buster attempts to reckon with who he was and is in the presence of Peaches, whose gender-fluid identity perplexes him. Although he doesn't want to associate with Peaches, Buster realizes that he must push aside his biases to avoid eternal loneliness.



Who Killed Buster Sparkle? threads together dialogue on race, gender, orientation, and economics, showing oppression exists in many forms. Bateman masters the comic and gothic through two characters who need each other more than they understand.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947021792
Publisher: Unsolicited Press
Publication date: 06/12/2019
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

John W. Bateman lives in the Deep South, chasing words and finding stories. Influences include comedian and writer Bob Smith, photographer Duane Michals, his fairy godparents, and coffee. His work has appeared in OneNewEngland, The Huffington Post, Glitterwolf Magazine, Nately's, the SFWP Quarterly, and lots of notebooks stacked in a bookcase somewhere. He has won a few awards for screenwriting and received a 2018 Emerging Filmmaker grant from the Mississippi Film Alliance. This is his first novel.

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