Raking the Dust Reading/Book-signing


   “Yet what I found most intriguing were not the facts themselves that constituted DJ’s stories, but the manner in which she had presented them.  Her tone remained breezy and off-hand no matter what she was revealing: My favorite color is blue, my father shot and killed my mother when I was seven, I love to sing but have terrible stage fright.
   I knew this sort of detachment well, and the illegitimate things to which it gives birth. An illusion of intimacy, without genuine feeling.  A candor engineered to hide more than it revealed. Red herrings and Chinese whispers.
   What I also knew: I was a sucker for other people’s absences.  The less of D.J. there was, the deeper I could fall into her.  And I sensed lots of falling-in room.”
Buy Raking the Dust here.


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 three novels: Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale, Raking the Dust, and Nocturne Variations, 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 johnbiscello.blogspot.com. Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale was named Underground Book Reviews 2014 Book of the Year.
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