N.V. Finley


N.V. Finley is an American (US-type) who has lived almost half of his life outside of the United States, first with his family while his father was in the US Navy, then for three years while he himself served in the Navy, and finally as a student and self-professed ‘world-class bum.’ Much of his writing explores the relationship between US culture and the international community. He currently resides in Southeast Asia where he enjoys writing poetry and eating banana leaf curry.

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Two Autumn Tales
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,290. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Two tales that occur in October. "Fussball in Palau" takes place in Palau, Sardinia, Italy. It concerns events on a game of table-soccer and beyond between US sailors and Italians. "Parkersburg, LSD" is about a Halloween LSD party in Parkersburg, West Virginia. It is an homage to my alma mater on the eve of our 20 year high school graduation anniversary.
Occasional Poems of Melaka
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,220. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
This is a collection of poems written while living and working for a year with a group of artists and intellectuals in Melaka, Malaysia. They are dedicated to that group, known generally as "Team In-Fest."
Slaughterhouse Six Tales and Poems from Around the World
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,040. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
My first collection of poems and short stories. These were written during the last three years while I’ve been travelling, and cover the period 2009-2012. See the long description for more details.
The Anatomy of a Crane
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,080. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
When Petty Officer Third Class William Shelley arrived in Sardinia, Italy to report onboard the USS Robert English, he was determined to distance himself as much as possible from the Navy and the United States in general. Determined to explore Italy and to find what he called a “post-American freedom,” he was unprepared for what he was to experience as a member of the Robert English's Crane Shop.

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