“Beautifully written.” – Donald E. Westlake, three-time Edgar Award winner
“A bizarre and intriguing tale…” – Franco Nero, star of DJANGO and FORCE TEN FROM NAVARONE
Nathan’s first short story collection includes previously-published works from respected literary journals (The Bellingham Review, Diagram, The Gettysburg Review, Glimmer Train, Lemon Magazine) and a few never-before-seen tales, including the “literary spaghetti western” novella, Jack the Bastard. Evoking John Cheever, Raymond Chandler, and the Coen Brothers, Nathan takes the reader from 1960′s New York to the modern-day Tex-Mex border, with some dark stops along the way. Beautiful, haunting illustrations by four of the comic industry’s biggest names (Phil Noto, Michael Allred, Russ Nicholson, and Tradd Moore) complement the prose.
Micah Nathan is an award-winning author, short story writer, and essayist. His debut novel
“Gods of Aberdeen” (Simon & Schuster) was published in five languages and became an international bestseller. His second novel “Losing Graceland” (Random House/Broadway) was released January, 2011. His work has appeared in Bellingham Review, Glimmer Train, The Gettysburg Review, Diagram, Boston Globe Magazine, Post Road, Commonweal and other national publications. He received his MFA from Boston University, where he was awarded the 2010 Saul Bellow Prize, and his short stories have been finalists for the Tobias Wolff Award and the Innovative Fiction Award.