Peter DeMarco teaches high school English and film in New York City. He was first published in The New York Times when he wrote about hanging out with his idol, writer Mickey Spillane. His stories have been published on-line in Prime Number Magazine, decomP, Red Lightbulbs, Monkeybicycle, Cadillac Cicatrix, Hippocampus, SmokeLong Quarterly, Flashquake, Verbsap, Pindeldyboz, Dogzplot, and Cinema Retro. Peter lives in New Jersey with his wife Charmaine, and two boys.
Disaffected suburbanite Henry Walker is on a one-man mission to clean up his town. But is he a popular hero or an enemy of the people? BACKGROUND NOISE charts a young man’s descent from dreams of stardom to fantasies of revenge. As Henry immerses himself in his past, memories become guilt, guilt becomes obsession, until violence is the only logical response.