Huck Pilgrim fell in love with heroin, but had to leave her behind. He has lived on the streets of New York City, in a communal home for Christians in upstate New York, and even did a brief stint on an American submarine in San Diego. Huck has washed dishes, made costumed helium balloon deliveries, and robbed designer jeans from department stores. Long before the heroin, he was trading his body for spending money.
And now? He raises a small family and writes dry software manuals, using his spare time for publishing erotic books..
on May 08, 2015 :
Well written and sometimes dark, these stories feature characters from other Huck Pilgrim stories. The title of the anthology (and presumably that of the other volumes as well) belies its content: these short stories do not evoke the light feeling of a pair of summer shorts.
(review of free book)
on May 07, 2012 :
These are more mood pieces than actual stories, so beware if you're looking for plot or resolution.
All three have a wonderfully thick, smoky, noir-ish atmosphere and less than savory characters with dark motivations and desires.
The writing is languid and well paced, although a little rough in spots, with much more implied than actually said. Once an ending is in sight, they all simply fade to black without needing to spell everything out.
These are not your typical 'fuck stories', with smiling and happy people screwing each others brains out, so adjust your expectations. They're more like shots of espresso - dark, hot and bitter. And a small dose is just the right amount.
(reviewed the day of purchase)