Austin Nights

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Bridget had a fierce desire for survival which made her a fighter. Michael had a hankering after immortality which made him a dreamer. And that was the great difference between these two Austin transplants who loved each other so well. More

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Published: May 17, 2011
Words: 61,710
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458017598
About herocious

Herocious was born during a thunderstorm on Mars. He enjoys long runs on the beach, poetry, and candlelight dinners. Once, he tipped a homeless window washer with spiritual enlightenment.

Reviews

Review by: Pete Morin on July 04, 2011 : star star star star star
Sometimes I feel that the best literary fiction is where nothing much happens and everybody feels deeply about it. Put another way, literary fiction is where all of the action is between the head and heart.

However one defines it, I aver emphatically that Austin Nights is the best work of literary fiction I have read in several years.

Michael Davidson, the author, relates through Michael Davidson, the hero, a view of the world that is unique, innocent, obsessive, without cynicism and tragicomic. He does it with prose that makes you stop and re-read, not for meaning but for the simple pleasure of it.

This novel, where nothing much happens, will have a profound emotional effect on you. I feel guilty paying only .99 for it.

And this is Exhibit A in the failure of traditional publishing to spot genius.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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