I Am Currently Working on a Novel -OR- God's Autobio
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I AM CURRENTLY WORKING ON A NOVEL
*Longlisted for the 2015 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award
*Shortlisted for the 2015 ReLit Award
*Finalist for the 2015 High Plains Book Award
The more than 70 stories in I Am Currently Working on a Novel are as diverse as a telephone conversation or your average ocean. There are stories set in Hollywood, London, and the bottom of the sea. There are stories about ghosts and robots, love and Pointillism, death … and immortality. Though seldom longer than a few pages, there is more mystery and sadness and sheer mania in these slimmed-down fictions than a whole shelf-full of standard novels.
Publisher: Tightrope Books
Binding: Perfect Bound (Paperback)
Retail Price: $21.95 (US/CA)
"Deeply impressive. Each one of the stores in I Am Currently Working On A Novel is finely-crafted, a miniature triumph." - Neon Magazine
“The stories are laugh-out-loud funny and when you’re done laughing you realize your heart hurts a little.” – Heavy Feather Review
"Wicked and wickedly funny." - Transition Magazine
“Imaginative, intriguing, incredible, irrational, interesting.” – Kevin J. Doyle, doylekevinj.com
“Energy crackles from every frenetic piece. Great collection.” – Josh Plattner, managing editor, Scarletta Press.
“Rolli’s eccentric, whimsical stories exhibit a style and a brand of comedy all his own.” – PANK Magazine.
“Rolli’s descriptions are crisp and strike with a thud of reality that is as disconcerting as it is eloquent.” – Flash Fiction Chronicles
"One cannot sit down with this book and read it cover to cover; it must be a wandering and a wondering journey, during which one lingers with outright laughter, reads pieces once or twice, and sometimes more, for sheer enjoyment of and admiration for such profligacy of imagination." - Transition Magazine
"Witty, bizarre, imaginative and often disturbing." - Billings Gazette
“As dazzling as they are brilliant, these stories are bursting with life. They sing. And they’re very funny too.” – Nik Perring, author of Freaks!
“Because this is a magic book, as you absorb its people you begin to realize that the real people around you are and have always been impossible.” – Brian Conn, editor of Birkensnake
*Longlisted for the 2012 ReLit Award
The short stories in God's Autobio are - impossible. And quite probable. And everything in between. There’s a story about a man with a ridiculously huge coupon; about an elderly woman who befriends a frenzied robotic chimpanzee; about an overzealous, if increasingly masochistic butler; plus twenty-three other surreal, sublime, and satirical creations by Rolli.
Paperback: 233 pages
Publisher: Now Or Never Publishing (November 15, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5 x 0.7 inches
“I did not expect to have this much fun reading.” – PANK
“A sustained reminder of the vast potential for words in any medium, from agonising pathos up through the deepest, most beautiful, poetry and on to the lightest hilarity.” - The Uncustomary Book Review
"Rolli has achieved greatness with God's Autobio." - Zouch Magazine
“A must have for lovers of original and cutting edge literature.” - Tuck Magazine
“Not only enjoyable, but necessary.” – Heavy Feather Review
“A carefully constructed body of work that hangs together as a cohesive whole." - Conium Review
“Profundity and hilarity pervade the collection with a feverish regularity.” – Heavy Feather Review
"Crazy, sensitive, intellectual, devilish, sardonic." - The Uncustomary Book Review
“Rolli’s short stories carry an inimitable signature of imagination, understanding and humor, delivered with a skill that is both literary and entertaining. Bravo!” – T.D. Johnston, Short Story America
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