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Twilight of the Idiots

(2015)
A collection of stories by

 
 
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


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Paperback Editions

February 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Twilight of the Idiots
Author(s): Joseph G Peterson
ISBN: 1-939987-27-X / 978-1-939987-27-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chicago Center for Literature and Photography
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Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Twilight of the Idiots
Author(s): Joseph G Peterson
Publisher: Chicago Center for Literature and Photography
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU