Here’s the official announcement for my forthcoming novel, Death At The Flea Circus:
Bottle of Smoke Press is proud to announce the upcoming release of
Death at the Flea Circus, a Novel by David Barker
Release date is May 15, 2011.
In a 1960s California beach town, someone is murdering wayward girls visiting from Kansas. Staying at the same hotel as the girls is the enigmatic Mr. Barker, who is either a college student spending his days poolside, or a Victorian British detective investigating the crimes, or a vagrant wandering a post-apocalyptic wasteland in search of tools, or a mystic poet—or the killer himself. Or are the unfolding events merely the sinister daydream of a nameless man sitting in an air-conditioned cafeteria, watching a waitress wipe down the tables? In this surreal comic novel, people, places, and possibilities leak from one century into another, and identities run together like warm blood and sea water. Written forty years ago and left forgotten in a closet, this newly discovered novel is unlike any other you’ve ever read. 168 pages.
Limited to an edition of 260 copies.
The paperback edition is limited to 200 copies, perfect bound in wraps with letterpress printed dust jacket ($15 plus shipping.)
The Hardcover edition is limited to an edition of 50 copies signed by the author and quarter bound in 180 year old re-purposed sheep vellum ($40 plus shipping.)
The bureau edition is limited to 10 copies, in over-sized clamshell, each containing both editions of the book as well as appropriate inclusions, including items mentioned in the book, printing plates, original art, holographic poems, etc. ($650 plus shipping.)
Please visit www.bospress.net/order.html to reserve a copy.