KIERAN SHEA’s fiction has appeared in dozens of venues including Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Thuglit, Dogmatika, Word Riot, Plots with Guns, Beat to a Pulp, Crimefactory, and Needle: A Magazine of Noir ...as well as in some beefy-looking anthologies most of which will make you question the tether of his shiny, red balloon. To his self-deprecating astonishment he's also been nominated for the Story South’s Million Writers Award twice without sending the judges so much as a thank you note. He co-edited the satiric transgressive fiction collection D*CKED: DARK FICTION INSPIRED BY DICK CHENEY and his debut novel KOKO TAKES A HOLIDAY is out now from Titan Books. Kieran divides his time between 38°58′22.6″N- 76°30′4.17″W and 39.2775° N, 74.5750° W.
I Loved Pynchon, Buuuuut....
...you know what? In terms of trippy, oddball, leveraging of surf-related nuance in a post-modern, quasi-crime novel, Mr. Kang schooled the old recluse in spades. All the tarnished gumshoe idealism in tact and then some. Performance fleece, intrigue, murder...and what's that? Chris Isaak? Really? Yeah, really. Forget about it. But there's no way I can forget this debut. A modern hipster's Chinatown...or should I say, Koreantown? Outrageously funny in the blackest sense with a dervishing cast of characters. Wicked smart. Look for it.
Posted by Kieran Shea at 8/28/2012 04:00:00 PM