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Introducing Witch Piss, American Monster, and The Door That Faced West

14 Feb

We are proud to present our first releases of 2014. They are:

WitchPissfinalcoverWITCH PISS BY SAM PINK

The most essential minimalist author of the 21st century returns with his most harrowing masterpiece yet!

I noticed it was beginning to get dark. And for a couple seconds, it was scary-like that meant the world was breaking, or expired, or bruised,

And I wondered if the direction I was going went down into the digestive system or up out of it. Wondered what difference it made. There was a bug hovering over a small pool of ice cream on the sidewalk. Like a firefly, but it wasn’t a firefly. And I could’ve stepped on it and killed it. But I didn’t. Be thankful, little bug. For in my world, you are just a little bug.or something worse. It was really scary for a couple seconds but then I calmed down. Up above, the moonlit clouds looked rippled, like the ribcage of some giant thing digesting me.

Click here to order Witch Piss.

the door that faced westTHE DOOR THAT FACED WEST BY ALAN M. CLARK

A bloody, neo-pulp western with the moral compass of Camus, this is the latest novel from celebrated artist Alan M. Clark.

In the beginning of the nineteenth century, the two murderous Harpe brothers, loyal to one another but violently at odds, go on a year-long killing spree in the American frontier, dragging with them the three wives they share between them; women who form a triangle of dependency, loyalty, jealousy, hatred, betrayal, and love.

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american monsterAMERICAN MONSTER BY J.S. BREUKELAAR

A deeply original post-apocalyptic novel. Like William S. Burroughs set in Philip K. Dick’s California.

– Mommy? Are you there?

– Norma?

– Is everything all right?

– Everything’s fine. I just want to go home is all.

– Where are you?

– I already told you.

– Tell me again.

– Outside a pharmacy on the coast. It’s almost dawn and I’m barefoot.

– Barefoot?

– I don’t know if he’s the guy.

– When you find the guy, you can come home.

– I know. It’s just, the longer I’m here the more it…

– it hurts?

– And it’s just that we dropped I don’t know how many pills. Couldn’t you just come get me? You can drop me back, okay? I just need a break. I’d like to see

to hold, to touch, to have

to be

In the beginning, KALI I8 created Norma (a network operation requiring minimal access) with a singular goal: bring back the horn of the perfect male.

Spill City: the coast of a near-future California, newly broken from the continental United States. In a temporary calm between storms, Norma combs the exposed intestines of the human world for the Guy. The Guy, the horn, is the only way home. If home exists. If home ever existed.

The longer Norma stays, the harder it is to remember.

She is a woman, a mother, a harbinger, a vessel, a tool, a program. She can be written and unwritten over and over again until something, someone, sticks.

And people, humans, are starting to stick.

Mommy is not pleased.

Click here to order American Monster.

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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.

Electric Literature and Lazy Fascist Team Up for New Sam Pink Novel

8 Nov

Today, Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading published an excerpt from Rontel by Sam Pink. One of the coolest features of Recommended Reading is the single sentence animation inspired by the recommended work. For Rontel, Brandon Ray created the badass stop-motion short that you can watch below.

Rontel is due out on Valentine’s Day 2013. Lazy Fascist will publish the paperback while Electric Literature releases the digital edition. We’re pretty damn ecstatic about this partnership.

Look for Lazy Fascist at AWP in Boston (March 2013), pimping Rontel and our two other early spring releases, Colony Collapse by J.A. Tyler and The Humble Assessment by Kris Saknussemm.