“I hardly know how to describe my astonishment at coming across this beautifully designed little book, and reading the opening pages. It was like recognizing a face I’d never seen before. This book is a most ambitious, strange, funny foray into giving life to the floating undercurrents that we all feel as we go through our daily lives. Gerdes accomplishes this with techniques ranging from a sort of holy science fiction to a condition of prose that I can only call beautiful madness. Yet he isn’t just playing–he’s trying to remind you of how you yourself feel when you conscious mind is just barely on the verge of noticing that, let’s say, the whole time you’ve been listening to your wife’s voice, you’ve been equating it on some other level to a world of rivers, music, light-projections, and memories of things that did and did not happen to you. This book should be considered a travelling permit in realms that are just at your fingertips. Besides, it’s damned funny!” — Anonymous customer comment
About the Author
Eckhard Gerdes has published books of poetry, drama, and fourteen books of fiction, including the novels Hugh Moore (for which he was awarded an &Now Award) and My Landlady the Lobotomist (a top five finisher in the 2009 Preditors and Editors Readers Poll and nominated for the 2009 Wonderland Book Award for Best Novel of the Year). He has also won the Bissell Award, been a finalist for the Starcherone and the Blatt awards, and was nominated for Georgia Author of the Year. His most recent books are a tongue-in-cheek work of creative nonfiction, How to Read (Guide Dog Books); a novel, White Bungalows (Dirt Heart Pharmacy Press); and a collection, Three Plays (Black Scat Books). He lives in Aurora, Illinois, and has three sons and three grandsons. None of them are named Robbie, Chip, or Ernie.