Books for Your Bloody Valentine #1: Rontel by Sam Pink

10 Feb

Last year, Lazy Fascist brought you a trio of fucked up books for Valentine’s Day. This year, we’re doing it again with Rontel by Sam Pink, The Humble Assessment by Kris Saknussemm, and Colony Collapse by J.A. Tyler. Over the next few days, we’ll be releasing information on each title, beginning with Rontel.

rontel-jacket-final-100dpiRONTEL BY SAM PINK

We now enter: Total Isolation

Rontel is the story of one man’s odyssey through Chicago. Follow him as he attempts to go to his last day of work. Follow him through the subway as he considers stealing chips from a dancing baby. Find him being threatened by a homeless man holding board games. Take his hand as he considers building a hydraulic cocoon for his cat out of a complimentary duffel bag. Walk the streets of Uptown as a cop-killer takes hostages to the roof of an apartment building. Meet his friends. Just kidding! Follow him to his neighbor’s apartment where he gets paid in pumpkin pie to watch a baby. Follow him through through the dull pains of never quite becoming an adult. Sit back, laugh, smile, hold your breath, because not even he knows how it ends.

“Funny as hell, searingly honest, and urgently real, Sam Pink’s Rontel puts to shame most modern fiction. His writing perfectly captures the bizarre parade that is Chicago, with all its gloriously odd and wonderful people. This book possesses both the nerve of Nelson Algren and the existential comedy of Albert Camus.” – Joe Meno

Click here to order RONTEL.

Click here to order the e-book, available from Electric Literature.

2 Responses to “Books for Your Bloody Valentine #1: Rontel by Sam Pink”

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  1. Rontel by Sam Pink – Electric Literature - February 13, 2013

    [...] The print edition is available from Lazy Fascist Press. [...]

  2. The Best Novel We’ve Ever Published | The Outlet: the Blog of Electric Literature - February 14, 2013

    [...] Also available on Nook and Kobo. The print edition is available from Lazy Fascist Press. [...]

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