Edie & the Low-Hung Hands by Brian Carr
ABOUT THE BOOK
After murdering his elder brother, Marlet must flee the broken town of Victory. With his sword, our low-hung handed hero maneuvers his way through a decrepit southern desert murdering blank-skinned men, being pursued by his illegitimate son, and deceiving those he encounters. All the while, Marlet holds on to his precious memories of Edie, the widowed wife of his brother.
1st Printing: Small Doggies Press 2013.
Small Doggies Press Trade Paperback Edition, January 2013
Edited and Published by: Carrie Seitzinger, Matty Byloos & Small Doggies Press
Cover Design and Interior Layout by: Olivia Croom
Cover Art: John Casey.
Type set in Bell MT Std and Hoefler Text Black Swash Small Caps.
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PRAISE FOR EDIE & THE LOW-HUNG HANDS
In turns naturalistic and fantastic, Brian Allen Carr has crafted a truly original tale. This Texas landscape is a mix of country and blues. Larry McMurtry sings Robert Johnson. And then there’s the sword.
– Percival Everett, author of Assumption and I Am Not Sidney Poitier
This book is beautiful. You’re going to hell if you don’t buy it. I mean that. Carr is a man with magic inside his heat. Read this book and meet a man who will love you forever. Live. Live. Read Carr. You will be alive. FINALLY.
– Scott McClanahan, author of Crapalachia and Hill William
In Edie & the Low-Hung Hands, Carr’s alternate world is reminiscent of Denis Johnson’s Fiskadoro – dreamlike, haunting in its dystopian aura, and fully imagined. The humanity of his characters is never lost, despite the violence and strangeness of their existence.
– Paula Bomer, author of Nine Months and Baby and Other Stories
I would like to personally refute any claim that the author of this book is a gentleman.
– Amelia Gray, author of Threats and Museum of the Weird
Brian Carr’s Edie & the Low-Hung Hands is funny, odd, poetic, and beautifully written. Read it, and ride toward Victory.
– Nick Antosca, author of Fires, Midnight Picnic and The Obese
EXCERPTS FROM EDIE & THE LOW-HUNG HANDS
Opening Chapters @ The Collagist, from January 14, 2013
New New Salem @ The Good Men Project, from January 18, 2013
The First and Favorite Kill @ HTML Giant, from January 22, 2013
REVIEWS OF EDIE & THE LOW-HUNG HANDS
03/28/2013 | reviewed by David Bowles | @ The Monitor
05/29/2013 | reviewed by Jacob Schraer | @ The Portland Mercury
08/01/2013 | reviewed by Chris Vola | @ The Small Press Book Review
10/16/2013 | reviewed by Dan Townsend | @ Sundog Lit Blog
2013 | interviewed by Edward J Rathke | @ Monkeybicycle