Published Today — Particles: A Novel by Shawn MihalikShawn Mihalik
I’m very proud to announce today’s publication of my new book, Particles: A Novel. Particles is my second novel, and it’s the third book of mine that’s been published by Asymmetrical Press. I’ve been extremely lucky to work with such a great group of people at Asymmetrical. And I’m honored to now be serving as Asym’s first editor-in-chief.
Along with Asymmetrical’s wonderful founders and several of it’s talented authors (as well as an outstanding musician), I’m currently tour the western US and Canada in the first-ever WordTasting Tour. You can come hear me read from, and talk about, Particles in a whole bunch of cities over the next two months.
From the back cover
When you’re born, you have no expectations. But if you were capable of having expectations, it would be reasonable to assume you would be held by your mother for more than eleven seconds; that after your cord was cut, you’d be wrapped in a blanket and then placed in the arms of your father; that you would see the woman who gave birth to you again sometime after you left that room. Melissa Lynn Gilpatrick gets none of these things. Instead, she’s born into a world of midwestern religious values, a world of pornstars, a world of particle physicists and Broadway playwrights, a world of terrorism and technology and natural disasters.
In PARTICLES, Shawn Mihalik, author of Brand-Changing Day and The Flute Player, pulls us gently from our own reality before thrusting us violently into a deep, uncomfortable, and often hilarious exploration of the loneliness of existence and the connections we make as human beings in the first decades of the 21st Century.
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