Publication date: October 2012
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)
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About the Book: It wasn't a bad neighborhood, just coarse and ingrown, with too many nerves wired to the same frequency. Comprised of five stories and a novella, Freeze Tag takes you inside the heart of Bensonhurst, the "Little Italy" of Brooklyn. A boy teaching himself how to "disappear" as his family collapses around him; a group's last desperate hurrah at a dive strip club; a comic book artist returning home to grieve his lost childhood love; a middle-aged woman using baby-talk to seduce her daughter's boyfriend-these and other storylines mix concrete grit with magic realism in rendering an essential portrait of The Old Neighborhood. About the Author: Originally from Brooklyn, NY, writer, poet and playwright, John Biscello, has called Taos, New Mexico home for the past eleven years. He was the co-founder and editor of Venus Envy, a now-defunct art and literary magazine. He has staged four of his full-length plays and a trio of one-acts in Taos, the latest (October 2011) being an urban vaudeville tragedy titled: THE BEST MEDICINE. His fiction and poetry have appeared in: Art Times, nthposition, The Wanderlust Review, Ophelia Street, Caper, Polyphony, Dilate, Militant Roger, Chokecherries, Farmhouse, BENT, The 555 Collective, Instigator, Brass Sopaipilla, and The Iconoclast. He is the author of Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale (CSF Publishing) His blog -Notes of an Urban Stray- can be read at johnbiscello.blogspot.com.