Dear authors and readers, I am very happy to inform you that one of my authors, Tony Nesca, a Canadian writer born in Turin and residing in Canada, wrote a new novel, titled Junkyard Lucy, which was shortlisted for The Margaret Laurence Award for fiction. Tony and his wife Nicole promoted their books on this book promotion site some months ago and today I am very glad to hearing about this award.
In the following paragraphs, you can read the press release about this event.
Junkyard Lucy by Tony Nesca shortlisted for The Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction –
Canadian Author Throws Literary Rulebook Out of Window, Releasing “Rebellious” Book of Short Stories that Captures Life’s Boundless Tapestry.
The whopping sixteenth book by Tony Nesca, ‘Junkyard Lucy’ is a bold and intense collection of stories that free-flow to cover everything from sex and death to rebellious youths, music and love. It’s all part of Nesca’s mandate to wage war on literary mediocrity, stand out from the crowd and compel readers to cut to the core of what it really means to be human.
Writer Tony Nesca refuses to sugarcoat the truth; most new books these days are nothing but a recycling of the “same-old” concepts that are bland, formulaic and don’t keep readers engaged. However, Nesca is bucking all trends with gusto – waging war on this stagnant mediocrity and embarking on artistic freedom that has Hunter S. Thompson posthumously smiling.
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. Expect Nesca to get the palms sweating with his rhythmic prose that is almost romantic, before tearing the rhythm up to chill his readers with raw and blunt “street-style” exposés’ of life’s unpredictability.
There really isn’t anything quite like it on the market.
Junkyard Lucy is a collection of stories by underground writer Tony Nesca. 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.
“The book is extremely unique, humorous, yet retains a serious quality that could just have readers reconsidering every shred of their existence,” explains Nesca who, along with his wife, founded publisher Screamin’ Skull Press.
“Every other book is a rip-off of another rip-off. The bookstores are packed with these endless vampire stories and dystopian fairy tales. Where is our Anais Nin? Our Hunter S. Thompson? I want to break free of the mold and rebel.”
Continuing, “We’re at a very unique time in both global and social history; discord is running high and people around the world are looking for mavericks to speak on behalf of them and affect tangible change. I hope my work inspires other artists to embrace the freedom available to them, join me in the rebellion and speak on behalf of all in humanity.”
For more information, as well as to explore the author’s vast bibliography, visit the official website:
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.
Tony Nesca and his wife, Nicole-Isabella Nesca, are the editors, and sole writers, of the underground publishing company Screamin’ Skull Press.
Contact: Tony Nesca / firstname.lastname@example.org /
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