A very classy catalogue
design implies some very classy
I just got the
catalogue. This small publisher based in San
Francisco and Denver has a pretty impressive
collection of writers I've never heard of.
Publisher David Poindexter aims high; "Which of
these books will be mandatory reading in high
school thirty years from now; which one will hit
the bestseller list; which one will win the
national Book Award; and which represents the
start of a career that will rival
Strong words to be sure.
Apparently, their title 'The
Time Traveler's Wife'
was one of the hits of Book Expo America (BEA)
this year. Author Audrey Niffeneggar garnered
their biggest advance, and it's getting their
biggest promotional effort. The author is
touring extensively, so you might want to get a
preview of this novel by sitting in when she's
in town. Serena Trowbridge has turned in her
review, and I'm looking forward to see what
Katie Dean has to say as well. I suspect that
this could be a big seller.
I've got to admit that I like
a publisher who is willing buy and promote the
heck out of a novel that involves a literary
setting for science fictional elements.
One of MacAdam/Cage's authors
with a few titles to his credit from the
publisher is Frank Turner Hollon, whose latest
novel is a comedy titled 'Life is a Strange
Place'. You want a brave publisher? Try this on
for size; it's a tough sell. Hollon's novel is
about Barry Munday, a 33-year old man who lives
to bed women. When a particularly tasty tryst
with a teenager in a matinee goes bad, he's
attacked by an angry father with a trumpet. He
wakes up and discovers that his gonads have been
surgically removed. What follows is described as
a comedy; while we all love to laugh, there are
some things that are harder to laugh at than
others. If I manage to clone myself or find the
book slot in my head into which I can just jam
all the upcoming titles I'd like to read, I'd
definitely give this one a try. Interestingly
enough the novel that proves that MacAdam/Cage
has as Alex from A Clockwork Orange says,
yarbles, is about a man who loses his.
Funny how these things work out.