In addition to his newly released twinned e-fictions, Reich’s third novel, “Mista Kurtz!,” will publish in March 2016
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Santa Fe, N.M.—April 22, 2015—James Reich, Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) Creative Writing and Literature faculty member, has recently published several new e-books and announced that his third novel will publish next March. Reich debuted the first in his series of twinned short stories, “The Man Who Felt Like A Satellite” and “Althaus” (2015, Modist Press) at City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco earlier this year. The second in the series is “Nineteen Fifty-Six” and “Glaxo Babies,” both of which are currently available for purchase on Amazon. Additionally, Anti-Oedipus Press announced that it will publish Reich’s third novel, “Mistah Kurtz! A Prelude to Heart of Darkness,” in March 2016.
“Mistah Kurtz!” discloses the contents of the papers Kurtz entrusts to Marlow and the end of Joseph Conrad’s canonical novella. Malcolm McNeill, author of “Observed While Falling: Bill Burroughs, Ah Pook, and Me,” has said of Reich’s upcoming novel: “A phenomenon, a tour de force; James Reich has written a masterpiece.”
“I was exhilarated by the idea of this novel from the moment that James described it to me,” said Matt Donovan, chair of the Creative Writing and Literature Department at SFUAD. “Creating a prequel to Conrad’s text is an absolutely brilliant premise for a book, and, in the hands of a writer as talented as James, promises to be a stellar literary experience. I honestly can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.”
Reich has been a faculty member at SFUAD since 2011, where he teaches creative writing and literature courses. He is the author of other novels, “Bombshell” (2013, Soft Skull Press) and “I, Judas” (2011, Soft Skull Press), two cutting-edge works that have received high praise from various sources, including The New York Times Book Review. Reich also wrote a foreword to the Barry Malzberg’s Campbell Award-winning science fiction novel “Beyond Apollo,” which will be reissued by Anti-Oedipus Press this June. A movie of the novel is also in pre-production.
To read more about Reich’s new upcoming novel, “Mistah Kurtz!” visit: http://www.jamesreichbooks.com/mistah-kurtz-a-prelude-to-heart-of-darkness/
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