Today, I am glad to announce again I added a new book in English to an Italian library. This time, the book is Junkyard Lucy, by Canadian/Italian writer/poet Tony Nesca. Tony and his wife, Nicole I. Nesca, run their own independent publishing company called Screamin’ Skull Press – Inside this company, Tony and Nicole Nesca publish only their own books, a kind of literature they define as “renegade, unconventional and rebellious”, literary terms also associated with a tradition called “underground literature”.
Junkyard Lucy is a collection of short stories, Tony’s sixteenth book. Stylistically alternating between Nesca’s unique free-flow style, full of that incredible, rhythmic prose that only he can do, and street-tough, short declarative sentences, the writing shows incredible range. The themes are varied and widespread – from love, sex, music, death, old age, rebellious youth and everything in-between, Junkyard Lucy is a subversive celebration of being alive, a romantic, sexually charged discourse on life, unfettered and free.
Everything unravels in ‘Junkyard Lucy’, Nesca’s sixteenth published book. This isn’t just a book of short stories about life, but a searing and intense exploration of humanity that truly knows no rules.Nesca is bucking all trends with gusto – waging war on this stagnant mediocrity and embarking on artistic freedom that has Henry Miller smiling in his grave. The book is extremely unique, humorous, yet retains a serious quality that could just have readers reconsidering every shred of their existence. This is rebellious literature that breaks all conventional modes of writing, an outlaw, renegade howl from the back alleys and rock and roll taverns of literature.
For more information, as well as to explore the author’s vast bibliography, visit the official website: http://screamingskullpress.com.
Indeed, Tony Nesca and his wife, Nicole Isabella Nesca, are the editors of the underground publishing company Screamin’ Skull Press.
About the Author:
Tony Nesca was born in Torino, Italy in 1965 and moved to Canada at the age of three. He was raised in Winnipeg but relocated back to Italy several times until finally settling in Winnipeg in 1980. He taught himself how to play guitar and formed an original rock band playing the local bars for several years. At the age of twenty-seven he traded his guitar for a Commodore 64 and started writing seriously. He has published six chapbooks of stories and poems (which he used to sell straight out of his knapsack at local dives and bookstores), six novels, four books of poetry and has been an active contributor to the underground lit scene for ten years, being published in innumerable magazines both online and in print. He currently resides in Winnipeg.