Review of Raking the Dust

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   “Blending existential realism with sensual fantasy, Alex’s mythical journey at once explores the drudgery of the hero’s daily travail while weaving in and out of peculiar realities, which upon intimate inspection, no longer seem peculiar.
In Raking the Dust Biscello produced a haunting tale that elucidates what happens when a mind stumbles upon a catalyst and begins to pull the thread. A lurid adventure ensues where the mutable inner world plays hide-and-seek in an effort to match it’s outer twin. In a fascinating turn of events the mirror rotates and a piñata of revelations breaks open.
The author’s penchant for fusing the bizarre with the mundane succeeds in architecting an atmosphere that echoes nostalgia and penetrates the moment with an exceedingly focused, time-lapsing inquiry. Amidst all the struggles, the noise, the sex, the partying and the drinking is a gem of a soul that seeks to break through to reveal its timeless, epic quality, which we all seek, and which glimmers in the gaps, when time stands still and love is allowed to shine through.” — Ewa Zwonarz, author of Moonchild

About John Biscello

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, writer, poet, spoken word performer, and playwright, John Biscello now lives in Taos, New Mexico. He is the author of two novels: Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale and Raking the Dust, and a collection of stories, Freeze Tag. His fiction and poetry has appeared in: Art Times, nthposition, The Wanderlust Review, Ophelia Street, Caper, Polyphony, Dilate, Militant Roger, Chokecherries, Farmhouse, BENT, The 555 Collective, Instigator, Brass Sopaipilla, The Iconoclast, Adobe Walls, Kansas City Voices, and the Tishman Review. His blog--Notes of an Urban Stray--can be read at Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale was named Underground Book Reviews 2014 Book of the Year.
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