A GOLD MEDALIST - BEST FICTION - 2013 INDEPENDENT BOOK PUBLISHERS BOOKS AWARD
"When Ben Armstrong woke he heard the mourning dove coo in the cedar tree outside his open window. He heard cows bawling in the pasture and smelled fresh dew, yet he felt a vague dread in the marrow of his bones. Summer again? He could have sworn just last night it was fall, or maybe even winter. He blinked and looked around the familiar room. Back on the home farm after twenty-five years away, lying in his boyhood bed—no wonder he felt strange."
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"In this haunted and haunting novel, David Allan Cates takes the darling Yankee notions of free will, Manifest Destiny, linear time, and progress, shoves them where the sun don’t shine, and proceeds to paint what one man’s world becomes without them. The result is a deliberately troubling masterpiece."
-- David James Duncan, author of The Brothers K and The River Why
“I love this book. I picked it up in Montana on a road trip to Minnesota. It carried me along in its backdraft and my imagination was completely engaged for a thousand miles. I like to think about the images and replay the feelings they roused: erotic, startled, awakened.”
–Sheryl Noethe, the Montana Poet Laureate and author of AS IS
"When I was a boy I had little interest in freedom, but my father did, so when I was seven years old he freed me, and I was sent across the sea with a change of clothing in a little black maw and a rolled-up copy of the Declaration of Independence that I could not read....."
"Although it moves like a historical thriller, Freeman Walker is really a meditation on freedom." - Missoulian
Hunger in America -- NEW 20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION!
"Jack Dempsey Cliff sits in cab sixteen outside the Beachcomber Bar, watching to teenage Filipino boys wander out the door carrying spaghetti on paper plates..."
The new, 20th Anniversary Edition of this New York Times Notable book is available on Amazon. E-books available on Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords.
X Out of Wonderland
"Not long ago, in the belly of a big-bellied land called Wonderland, there lived a young man who, in order to protect from unwanted commercial solicitations, we'll simply call X..."
Satire can be heartfelt, and this slim modern saga descended from Lewis Carroll and Jonathan Swift, among others, speaks as kindly as it does bitingly about the cruel vagaries that bedevil the lives of the residents of Wonderland, a country eerily reminiscent of our own. --Joyce Brusin