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Blue Gowanus

(2020)
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Escaping an assassination attempt, the underground figure El Buscador lands in Brooklyn’s Gowanus, home of a toxic canal. His mortal adversary, developer Timothy Tolland, has proposed for Gowanus a magnificent canal district, featuring humpbacked bridges, majestic ramps, and inspired industrial architecture.

Distrustful of Tolland’s intentions, El Buscador works to undermine the project. Soon, he understands that the only way to succeed is to become the thing that he hates. Complicating his maneuvers is the presence of an eight-foot sturgeon that has made the contaminated canal its new home. Nicknamed the Gwaken, the sturgeon draws great interest in Gowanus, adding to the carnival atmosphere of a community indulging in new-age Ganja desserts and frequenting a shady establishment that serves Brooklyn’s worst pizza.

Secret meetings, floods, and the opening of long hidden channels lead to a spectacular climax along a canal whose toxicity can lead either to its resurrection or to its demise.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Let me say it plainly: this book is work of genius." - Len Boswell

"Imaginative, Intriguing, Prophetic. Hartnett at his best!" - Joe Edd Morris

"A literary feast-something for everyone." - John Vance


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September 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Blue Gowanus
Author(s): Michael Hartnett
ISBN: 1-68433-539-6 / 978-1-68433-539-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
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Kindle Editions

September 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Blue Gowanus
Author(s): Michael Hartnett
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU