by Joseph Michael Owens
- Paperback: 100 pages: $9.99 at Amazon.com at:
- Hardcover: 100 pages: $15.99 at Grey Sparrow
- Publisher: Grey Sparrow Press (February 1st, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0983553017
- ISBN-13: 978-0983553014
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.2 inches
Words of Praise
The charm of Joseph Owens’s debut collection,
Shenanigans! can be found in his voice. At heart, these are a young
man’s stories of love and loss, of life and death. There’s a sincerity that
flirts with retro yet feels like innovation. Each one reads like a
conversation… unscathed by the unsentimental tone that too often passes for
hip-ness in this day and age, yet clearly of his own time. These are honest
– Karen Gettert Shoemaker, Author
Night Sounds and Other Stories
Shenanigans! is the textual photo-album of Anna and Ben,
language made to Polaroid the gentle tangle of coupling and maturation. This is
a collection wonderfully tinged with humor, beautifully tempered with
landscape, and soaked in the genuine.
– J. A. Tyler, Author
Girl With Oars
& Man Dying
Joe Owens’s voice is a
delight: muscular, rhythmic, and full of whizz-bang linguistic energy. His
stories view the world with the kind of self-deprecating humor that makes you
want to spend an afternoon just wandering around in his mind. Read Shenanigans!
You’ll laugh, you’ll think… you’ll have a great time.
– Amy Hassinger, Author
Between Hunter S. Thompson and
David Foster Wallace’s essays, Joseph Owens’s stories will take you through a
caf-feinated romp through his life, its exciting highs and frightening lows.
Dogs, horses, bicycles come alive with as much love and empathy as the people
he holds dear. Owens’s voice, spirited, crackling with energy, is too fierce,
and engaging to be ignored.
– Catherine Texier, Author
Russian Lessons, The Breakup