Dallas native Joe Milazzo’s new novel Crepuscule w/Nellie is an inspired work of art, a “speculative historical fiction” twenty years in the making, and the book deserves a wider audience than it will get. Titled after the jazz standard of the same name – a song composed by the famously idiosyncratic pianist Thelonious Monk, while his wife Nellie was undergoing treatment for a thyroid disorder – the novel imagines itself into the uncomfortable love and […]
David and local Dallas writer Matt Bondurant will both be reading alongside debut novelist Eric Shonkwiler in support of his book tour promoting Above All Men. Copies of Above All Men will be available for purchase, and Shonkwiler will be signing. Bookstore has a café that serves coffee, espresso, baked goods, pastries, and cheese plates, and a bar with local drafts, bottled beer, and Spanish wines for purchase. Free and open to the public.
These songs served as inspiration for my first novel, “The Midnight Man.” I’d listen to them while writing, jogging, driving in the car, whatever. Listen up, there’s some powerful stuff here.
Also, Doug’s great interview on NPR about this new collection.
“Genius is the recovery of childhood at will.” – Arthur Rimbaud
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Another reading list for another novel.