Thursday, September 20, 2012

Chris D.'s SHALLOW WATER Now Available



Post-Civil War, embittered Confederate veteran and sometime bounty hunter Santo Brady drifts from town to town in the rural Deep South. He reluctantly rescues half-breed Indian prostitute Lucy Damien from a backwater whistle stop only to have the whole world fall in on his head. They embark on a freight train-hopping odyssey to New Orleans, unaware that Lucy’s rich white father and psychotic brother from St. Louis are hot on their trail. Sidetracked by a band of sadistic train robbers, Lucy is kidnapped, and the wounded Santo goes on a harrowing mission to track her. Reminiscent of such classic period noirs as James M. Cain’s Past All Dishonor and Cornell Woolrich’s Waltz Into Darkness, Chris D. delivers a tragic tall tale plunging headfirst into a wild heart of darkness.

"One sinister serpent of a story, an old Republic Pictures western serial scripted by James M. Cain and reimagined by Sam Peckinpah. I loved it. Dive in and wallow in Shallow Water."
— Eddie Muller, author of Dark City Dames
and Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir

Shallow Water is out now from New Texture. Order your copy HERE.


copyright © 2012 Wyatt Doyle

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Chris D.'s MOTHER'S WORRY Out Now!



The year is 1987, and outlaw Ray Diamond’s mother Lorna is the queenpin of a cesspool of crime and perversion in Mystic, Georgia. When Ray is discharged from the Navy in San Diego, he absconds with a .45, planning to rob and drug deal his way east to his hometown. But when Ray arrogantly knocks over a mob-connected El Paso liquor store, he doesn’t count on the owner’s psychotic son Eli dogging his trail, and his life corkscrews deep into nightmare.

Back home in Mystic, Ray’s girl Connie Eustace resorts to stripping at Mama Lorna’s club to make ends meet. After witnessing a murder by the local sheriff, she goes on a drug and drink bender. Barely holding on until the long overdue, strangely changed Ray returns, Connie jumps from the frying pan into the fire.

“It takes a sick mind to write a book as thoroughly warped as Mother's Worry. How lucky we are that Chris D. has turned his pathological impulses to creative, rather than destructive, endeavors. This novel is of a piece with Chris' work in music, film, and poetry – a crazy dive into a universe populated largely by monsters – and is a classic update of the Gold Medal/Lion Library loser-noir tradition.”
– Byron Coley

Mother's Worry. Out now from New Texture.ORDER HERE.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Josh Alan Friedman on KNON and LIVE! in Dallas

Tomorrow night—Monday Sept. 3—point your ears to KNON 89.3 at 7 pm Dallas time to hear Josh Alan debut two new, upcoming blues hits: "(You Can Kiss) My Big Black Ass" and "This Radio Don't Play Nothin' But the Blues." Dig the premiere on Texas Blues Radio with JMac, KNON 89.3 (Dallas-Ft. Worth, but available by streaming here.

Then, Friday night in Dallas...


Black Cracker author Josh Alan Friedman presents a solo performance/reading and signing to celebrate the new edition of the Friedman Bros.' notorious Any Similarity to Persons Living or Dead Is Purely Coincidental from Fantagraphics.

Fri. Sept. 7th, 8pm-11 tickets $10
The Hi/Lo Speakeasy at The Mason Bar
2701 Guillot St. (in new State-Thomas/Uptown district)
Dallas Texas 75204

Josh talks Any Similarity... here.


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