In this latest exploration, John K. Bucher re-examines subjects from his early work while mapping uncharted territory. Harkening back to tales of the west , he peppers beat poetry throughout the literary mix. Bars, women, religion and the constructs of classic Americana find their way again into Bucher s tales. Painting the past and present state of the American West, Bucher finds heroes, villains, magicians, detectives and of course cowboys and witches. Locales take on their own life throughout the stories, as sometimes the place a man chooses to hang his hat is just as significant as the hat or even the man. Continuing the journey of familiar characters while introducing many new ones, John K. Bucher helps define a new literary world where Jesse James, Bob Dylan and Jack Kerouac could share a beer and tales of a life lived. And if we are lucky, through these tales, we catch a glimpse of our selves.
August 2010 : USA Paperback