Know thyself and nothing in excess. Just as the doomed sailors of Homer's Odyssey fail to heed one or the other of these maxims, and end up getting turned to swine or lured to their peril by the singing sirens, so too do the doomed characters in Joseph G. Peterson's new collection of stories fail idiotically in one way or another and end up, like those ancient sailors, facing the prospect of their own mortal twilight. Set mostly in Chicago and by turns gruesome, violent, comic, lurid and perverse, these stories are suffused with a metaphorical light that lends beauty and joy to the experience of reading them.
Praise for this book
"For me Joe Peterson's voice is a fresh pair of feet on the very dusty road of contemporary American literature." - Dan Fante
Used availability for Joseph G Peterson's Twilight of the Idiots
February 2015 : USA Paperback
April 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition