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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

New Indie Book Release: Addicts & Basements (Robert Vaughan)

New Indie Book Release:
Addicts & Basements - Robert Vaughan
Prose / Poetry - (142 pages - February 2014)

"Robert Vaughan's Addicts & Basements is a wonderful collection of the writers flash fiction. I find his works to be deep and thought provoking. It's almost as if this writer can see into my and the collective soul." - Reader Review

Addicts & Basements is a repeatedly complex look at the world in which we live through the lens of painfully human characters, depicted with unnerving authenticity and irreverent compassion. At times hilarious, and other times dark, these prose poems contain enough to crack your heart wide open.

About the Book

Addicts & Basements (Robert Vaughan)
The book is in three sections, as depicted in the title: Addicts are explored and exposed in the first third, in various forms such as a man who is too attached to his grandfather's femur bone, or a woman who whose need to mythologize her family histories are exposed in "Four Myths."

The Ampersand section (&) contains wind-ranging poems, like "On the Wings of a Dove," devoted to Matthew Shepard, or "Sinkholes," in which a husband and wife attempt to navigate the landscape around them sinking.

The third section explores Basements in all of their mysterious, dank glory: whether it's the strangeness of a threesome in "The Hazards of Moving in With a Couple," or what we lose in "The Lost and Erasable Parts of Us."

About the Author

Author Robert Vaughan
Author Robert Vaughan
Robert Vaughan leads writing roundtables at Redoak Writing. His writing has appeared in hundreds of print and online journals.

He is a Pushcart Prize nominee. His fiction “10,000 Dollar Pyramid” was a finalist in the Micro-Fiction Awards 2012. Also, “Ten Notes to the Guy Studying Jujitsu” was a finalist for the Gertrude Stein Award 2013.

He is senior flash fiction editor at JMWW and Lost in Thought magazines. His chapbooks are Microtones (Cervena Barva) and Diptychs + Triptychs + Lipsticks + Dipshits (Deadly Chaps). His first full- length book is Addicts and Basements (Civil Coping Mechanisms).

Connect with Robert Vaughan via Twitter: @rgvaughan
and the Author's Website.