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Indie bookstores + indie fiction = a not-to-be-missed afternoon Happy Hour with authors Clancy Martin and Brandon Caro here at BookPeople. Join us today to hear Clancy Martin and Brandon Caro speak about the writing process and their books, Bad Sex and Old Silk Road (respectively). Martin is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Missouri. Caro was a Navy corpsman and has had his work published in featured in The New York Times, The Daily Beast, WhiteHot Magazine, and others. We’ll have donuts from Gourdough’s! Be here!
ABOUT BAD SEX
I drink, I hurt myself and the people around me, and then I write. Brett is in Central America, away from her husband, when she begins a love affair with his friend, Eduard. Tragedy and comedy are properly joined at the hip in this loosely autobiographical book about infidelity, drinking, and the postponing of repercussions under the sun. Though coming undone is something we all try to avoid, Martin reminds us that going off the rails is sometimes a part of the ride.
ABOUT CLANCY MARTIN
Clancy Martin worked for many years in the fine jewelry business. He is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Missouri. He has translated works by Friedrich Nietzsche and Soren Kierkegaard and is currently at work on a translation of Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil.
ABOUT OLD SILK ROAD
Norman Doc Rodgers suspects he won t make it out of this one alive. He's a young combat medic in Afghanistan, eager to avenge his father's death in the World Trade Center, and make sense of a new world that feels like it's fallen to pieces. Haunted by hallucinatory encounters, his only solace is a barely concealed addiction to the precious opiates he's supposed to dole out sparingly to those beyond aid.
In this tautly-plotted debut novel, Brandon Caro, a veteran who served in Afghanistan, tells the story of a soldier's undoing in raw, incendiary, hypnotic prose that forces us to ask ourselves about what we know about the futility of war and what other outcome we can expect?
ABOUT BRANDON CARO
Brandon Caro was a Navy corpsman (combat medic) who deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2006-2007. His first novel, Old Silk Road, was published by Post Hill Press. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Daily Beast, WhiteHot Magazine, and others. He resides in Austin, TX.