New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
     New Books     Coming Soon     
book cover of Settright Road

Settright Road

(2017)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Settright Road is a collection of 20 short stories and one longer piece of fiction, all set in and around a string of busted Massachusetts mill towns during the cocaine-fueled 1980s.

Its pages are colored by unforgettable characters: a teenage lothario whose plans to escape his one-horse town by hopping a train to California are monkey-wrenched when he impregnates a local girl from a prominent family; fresh-out-of-prison Sean Folan, who nearly kills a man in a bar fight just so he'll get locked up again; underage Bill Buick, who sells dope to hard-up townies and seduces high school girls, when he's not driving a wedge between his aunt and her new boyfriend; and Eskimo - trouble in a too-tight dress - a dancer and a poet whose unsavory relationship with a strip club owner comes to a tragic end when she falls in love with a notorious backwoods brawler.

Jon Boilard lets loose these conflicted characters against a backdrop of the abject poverty that sits in stark contrast to the lush New England scenery; then he challenges us to root for these desperados despite the weight of their human errors.

    

Used availability for Jon Boilard's Settright Road

Paperback Editions

January 2017 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Settright Road
Author(s): Jon Boilard
ISBN: 1-941088-62-7 / 978-1-941088-62-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dzanc Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Settright Road
Author(s): Jon Boilard
Publisher: Dzanc Books
Availability: Amazon CA